In a Cabinet meeting on 17 April, the Ceredigion County Council Cabinet decided to hold a public consultation in relation to the Rhydeinon Household Waste Site, near Llanarth. The Cabinet also decided to extend the contract for the household waste site for a period of 6 months.

The current contract of the Rhydeinon Household Waste Site is due to end on 31 May 2018. The extension will allow the Council time to consider future options for the site and a public consultation process will be held to inform these considerations. Rhydeinon is one of four household waste sites in the county; the others are placed in the Glanyrafon Industrial Estate near Aberystwyth; Cilmaenllwyd near Cardigan and another site in Lampeter.

Councillor Ray Quant MBE, Cabinet member responsible for Technical Services said, “The Council’s budgets are under severe and continuous pressure. We therefore need to look again at the waste management arrangements in the county to ensure that the facilities and services provided are appropriate and affordable which includes seeking to realise efficiencies when opportunities arise. The public consultation will give people the opportunity to have their say and will be carefully considered before any future decision is taken. I encourage anyone who has an opinion on the matter to take part in the consultation.”

The Cabinet decision follows a review of waste management infrastructure, an action stated in the Council’s Waste Management strategy for 2014-18.