Coronavirus: Waste Service Update (15 July 2021)

Ceredigion’s Household Waste Sites at Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Lampeter and Llanarth remain open. Residents are reminded that additional rules and control measures are in place and these must be adhered to. 

The site rules are in place to ensure the health and safety of both residents and staff on the sites. They are as follows:

  • Vehicles with an even number registration number will only be allowed access on the even days of the month (e.g. 2,4,6,8.10,12 etc).
  • Vehicles with an odd number registration number will only be allowed access on the odd days of the month (e.g. 1,3,5,7,9,11 etc).
  • There is a limit on the number of cars that are allowed to access to the HWS at any one time to ensure social distancing.
  • A maximum of two persons from the same household can leave the vehicle to dispose of waste and assist each other with bigger or heavier items at the site; no help will be available by the site staff to unload any items.
  • A drop off area is available at Glanyrafon, Lampeter and Cilmaenllwyd Household Waste Sites for residents who cannot handle their waste without assistance. 
  • Residents are only allowed to enter the site with a vehicle; residents arriving on foot will be turned away.
  • No reuse of items is permitted – the sites are for the deposit of waste only and residents will not be allowed to take away items from the sites.
  • The HWS is for domestic waste only. No trade waste is accepted at the HWS.
  • The above are in addition to existing site rules.

 

Before visiting a HWS, residents should:

  • Sort waste at home prior to arriving at the sites.
  • Be prepared for long queues to enter.
  • Remain in their vehicles at all times whilst queuing to enter.
  • Await direction from a site attendant before entering.
  • Wash their hands thoroughly before and after visiting; residents will need to bring their own Personal Protective Equipment (e.g. gloves, masks, visors) if desired.
  • Stay at least 2 metres apart from other site users and staff.
  • Respect and be considerate of other users.
  • Respect and adhere to the instructions and guidance of the site staff.
  • Dispose of waste as quickly and safely as possible before leaving the site in an orderly manner.
  • Stay away from the sites if they or anyone in their household has Covid-19 symptoms or are currently shielding.

You should carefully consider whether you need to visit the HWS before attempting to do so.

Waste is not permitted to be left outside the site gates - there is surveillance in operation at all sites.

Aberystwyth

Glanyrafon Industrial Estate, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth. SY23 3JQ.

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 09:00-17:00. There will be no entry after 17:00.

Cardigan

Cilmaenllwyd, Penparc, Cardigan. SA43 1RB.

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 09:00-17:00. There will be no entry after 17:00.

Lampeter 

Industrial Estate, Tregaron Road, Lampeter. SA48 8LT.

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 09:00-17:00. There will be no entry after 17:00.

Llanarth 

Rhydeinon, Llanarth. SA47 0QP.

Opening hours: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 09:00-17:00.There will be no entry after 17:00.

 

1. Why have you made changes to the way you operate the sites?

Public safety is our priority, and additional measures have been put in place to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19.  We have worked with all the HWS contractors to try to make your visit as safe as possible.

If you do need to visit the HWS you should expect to queue and you may be asked to leave and return another day.

2. Is my registration number odd or even?

We have introduced a registration number system with the aim of halving the number of cars trying to use the site on any day.

An even number is a number that divides by 2 and gives an answer that is a whole number e.g. 4,6,8

CV55 ZZZ would be an odd number (fifty five) – you can use the site on odd dates in the month, eg 17th, 19th June

CV56 ZZZ would be an even number (fifty six) – you can use the site on even number dates in the month, eg 20th, 22nd June

Z537 ZZZ would be an odd number (five hundred and thirty seven) and Z538 ZZZ would be an even number (five hundred and thirty eight)

3. If I see something I like at the HWS, can I take it home?

No, in order to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19, the sites are just for the disposal of waste at the moment, no reuse is allowed. No items should be removed from the site and taken home.

4. Are the sites open for domestic and commercial use?

The sites are open for domestic waste only. Trade/ Commercial Waste is not permitted to be taken to any of the HWS. This hasn’t changed.

5. Some of the neighbouring local authorities are using a booking system – why haven’t you chosen this way of reopening?

We have considered many options and consider that there are pros and cons with each system. We do not feel that a booking system would be appropriate in Ceredigion at this time. This may be reviewed.

6. Is there a limit to how many times a resident can visit the HWS in a month? Is there a limit to how many time the same vehicle can visit a HWS on the same day?

There is no limit to the number of times you can use a site as long as the waste is domestic waste, and you follow the site rules.

 

 

 

  • The Household Waste Sites in Ceredigion are for use by Ceredigion residents only. You may be asked to provide proof of your address when visiting a site.
  • Only waste from your home may be deposited at this site
  • No Trade Waste
  • No Builders waste, gas cylinders or tyres allowed
  • Cars and end of life vehicles are NOT permitted
  • A limit of 5 rubble bags/ builders sacks (max 20kg each) of soil, rubble or DIY waste per month shall be accepted so long as it originates from a domestic source
  • Small quantities of double bagged asbestos (1 or 2 sheets per 3 months) in heavy duty plastic bags, shall be accepted so long as it originates from a domestic source. Please note residents who wish to use the Household Waste Site at Cilmaenllwyd will be directed to the Transfer Station at D I Evans Cyf in Beulah. Residents who wish to use the Household Waste Site at Rhydeinion Llanarth will be directed to the Transfer Station at LAS Lampeter. Please see guidance on safe disposal of Asbestos
  • Small quantities of plasterboard (1 or 2 sheets per 3 months) shall be accepted so long as it originates from a domestic source
  • 1 mattress per month shall be accepted so long as it originates from a domestic source
  • All waste must be place in the correct containers
  • No Vans or larger vehicles greater than 2 tonnes gross vehicle weight 
  • Please note NO cattle or horse boxes, or twin axle trailers, or vehicles larger than stated above will be permitted on the Site. Consent may be granted in special circumstances prior to visit by the Council. Please note that if you intend to use the site at the weekend or on a Bank Holiday Monday the request for consent needs to be made by 4:30pm or the Thursday prior to visit. If you intend to use the site on a Monday the request for consent needs to be made by 12.00 noon on the Friday prior to the visit. In all other circumstances 24 hours' notice is required. Please phone 01545 570881 to obtain consent. Where consent is given the Covid site rules still apply. This includes the odd/even number plate system. More details can be found at the Covid Site Rules.
  • It is not permitted to carry any items into the Household Waste Site from vehicles parked outside the boundary of the site
  • Verbal or physical assaults towards staff will not be tolerated
  • Aggressive, violent and threatening behaviour will not be tolerated, and will be reported to the police
  • A CCTV system is in operation at all times

 

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