The Household Waste Site (HWS) at Glanyrafon, near Aberystwyth re-opened on Thursday 4 June.

Due to the new arrangements put in place and the support of local residents this has gone well so far with no significant issues reported. As part of Caru Ceredigion the Council would like to sincerely thank residents for working with us and playing their part in this.

The HWS sites at Lampeter and Cilmaenllwyd, near Cardigan, are scheduled to re-open at 09:00 on Thursday 11 June with the site at Rhydeinon, near Llanarth, set to reopen at 09:00 on Wednesday 17 June. It is hoped residents will continue to behave responsibly and sensibly by only visiting if they really have to and adhering with all the new arrangements in place.

Access to all the sites is limited for essential use only to for cars with even-numbered plates on all the even days of the month and cars with odd-numbered plates on all the odd days of the month.

If the waste items can be stored safely at home or if it they can be collected as part of the usual domestic waste collections residents should not attempt to visit the sites. The trip to the tip is going to be a very different experience moving forward due to the restrictions and considerations brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is essential that the public understand and adhere to the following instructions when seeking to access the sites:

• Aberystwyth, Glanyrafon Industrial Estate, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth. SY23 3JQ
Reopened as of Thursday 4 June 2020. If queues extend to the main Glanyrafon Industrial Estate through road residents should leave and return at another time/day as no queuing will be allowed which affects this road.

• Cardigan, Cilmaenllwyd, Penparc, Cardigan. SA43 1RB
Reopening as of Thursday 11 June 2020.If queues extend to the A487 Trunk Road you should leave and return at another time/day as no queuing will be allowed on the A487. Residents should only access from the Cardigan direction. No right turn off A487 from the Penparc direction – continue to the Priory Roundabout and return.

• Lampeter Industrial Estate, Tregaron Road, Lampeter. SA48 8LT
Reopening as of Thursday 11 June 2020. If queues form on the A485 and/or A482 residents should leave and return at another time/day as no queuing will be allowed which affects these roads.

• Llanarth, Rhydeinon, Llanarth. SA47 0QP
Reopening as of Wednesday 17 June 2020. The site should only be accessed from the Llanarth direction and left by travelling towards Post Bach. No access will be allowed for vehicles trying to enter from Post Bach.

It’s natural when a situation changes or is new, there may be uncertainty around what is or isn’t allowed. So along, with the new site rules, a list of Frequently Asked Questions has been put together to help residents decide on whether it’s the appropriate time or not to visit the HWS. The FAQ’s can be found at

All of the measures that have been put in place are with a view of protecting the public and the staff at the sites as well as ensuring that they operate as smoothly as possible while minimising disruption to the local highway network and others.