Changes to recycling centres - FAQs

Page updated on: 24/04/2019

From April 2019, we will be introducing residency checks, new opening times and a ban on commercial vehicles. From June 3rd, certain vehicles will need a permit to use the recycling centres. The following FAQs should answer any queries that you may have. Get in touch via the "Ask a question" tab if there is anything you need additional information about.

Summer (April to September) 8.30am – 6.00pm 

Winter (October to March) 8.30 – 4.00pm

Our centres are provided for Carmarthenshire residents only, we have introduced checks to ensure we make efficient use of our resources to provide the best service to our residents. Residency checks will be carried out from the 1st of April 2019, so you will need to have one of the following with you to show to the attendant at the site entrance:

  • Driving licence
  • Your current Council Tax bill
  • A utility bill, (no older than 3 months)

Our recycling centres are for the use of Carmarthenshire residents to dispose of household waste only. The introduction of a free permit system from June 2019 will help us to ensure that businesses are not using the recycling centres illegally to dispose of commercial waste

From June 2019, depending on the type of vehicle you are using, you may be required to apply for a free permit to use the recycling centres. The permit will allow you to access any recycling centre in Carmarthenshire up to 12 times per year.

Your permit will be registered against the vehicle that you drive. On arrival at the recycling centre, a member of staff will check your permit details against those of your vehicle, and remove one of the 12 permit tabs to show that it has been used.

Each visit to the recycling centre is counted separately, even if you visit multiple times on the same day.

Check if you need a permit (.pdf)

The free permit scheme will apply at all of our recycling centres from June 2019. Whether you will need a permit or not will depend on the type of vehicle you are bringing to the recycling centre. If you do require a permit, you will be able to apply online from May 2019.

Download vehicle guide (.pdf)]

Your vehicle will be allowed onto site between 1st April and 3rd June 2019. You will be able to apply for a permit from 1st May on our website. Once we have verified your application and supporting documents you will receive your permit in the post within 10 working days. You will not need to present your permit on site until 3rd June 2019.

 

The free permit scheme will apply at all of our recycling centres from June 2019. Whether you will need a permit or not will depend on the type of vehicle you are bringing to the recycling centre.

Check if you need a permit (.pdf)

From the 1st April 2019 all agricultural vehicles, large vans including box vans, horseboxes, tippers, flatbeds, caged vehicles and drop/curtain sided vehicles are not allowed in the recycling centres.

Any vehicles towing a trailer with more than one axle will also not be allowed in. Small/medium vans and pick-ups are not permitted to tow any trailers in the recycling centres.

If you need help finding out if you will be able to use the recycling centres, answer some questions on our online checker or download our handy guide.

Check if you need a permit (.pdf) 

From May 2019, if your vehicle requires a permit you will be able to apply online.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Your details
  • Vehicle details
  • Copy/scan of your V5C vehicle log book
  • Proof of address - You only need to send one proof of address which could be a copy of your council tax bill, utility bill (less than 3 months old) or driver’s licence. 

You will also be able to pick up a form from any of our recycling centres and return it by post with a copy of your supporting documents. Please do not send any original documents with your application.

check if you need a permit (.pdf)

You will need to provide a copy of your vehicle’s V5C log book as well as a proof of address document that corresponds to the address registered on your V5C.

For proof of address we accept the following documents:

  • Driving licence
  • Your Council Tax bill
  • A utility bill, (no older than 3 months)

When a fully completed application form with supporting documents is received and validated, permits will be issued within 10 working days.

If you’re using the facilities with a short term hired van you will be allowed to dispose of household waste only. The recycling centres cannot accept commercial waste.

You will need to provide a copy of the rental agreement and proof of residency to the site attendant. The hire agreement must be for 3 days or less and the vehicle must have hire company sign writing displayed on it.

For proof of residency we accept the following documents:

  • Driving license
  • Your Council Tax bill
  • A utility bill, (no older than 3 months)

If you drive a car, 4x4, SUV or people carrier – you can use the site towing a single axle trailer.  Trailers are not allowed with any other type of vehicle.

Trailers with more than one axle are not permitted with any vehicle types including cars.

Download vehicle guide (.pdf)

No, our recycling centres cannot accept business waste, which must be disposed of using a licensed facility meeting Duty of Care requirements.  Nantycaws Transfer Station, Carmarthen has facilities for household and business waste and there are also a number of licensed private sites which can be found online by searching ‘waste transfer stations in my area’.  Most facilities that accept commercial waste will charge for disposal.

Depositing commercial waste at the HWRC sites is a criminal offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and could result in an unlimited fine and up to 5 years imprisonment.

No, permits are registered to your own vehicle, so cannot be transferred

Your permit starts from the month that you receive it and you cannot visit more than 12 times during any 12 month period. You will still be able to use the recycling centre with any vehicle that does not require a permit e.g car, 4x4, SUV, people carrier etc.

After 12 months from the date of issue of your previous permit you will be able to re-apply for a new permit.

We cannot re-issue any permits that have been lost. After 12 months from the date of issue of your previous permit you will be able to re-apply for a new permit.

No, it will remain in effect until you have used all 12 visits.

No, our sites are provided for Carmarthenshire residents only and from the 1st April residency checks will be in place.   Anyone who has a Carmarthenshire council tax bill, needs to bring this as proof of residency.

Yes, if your vehicle is carrying household waste, and is an allowed vehicle type as explained on our vehicle guide.

DOWNLOAD VEHICLE GUIDE (.PDF)

You can apply for a permit if the vehicle is registered to a business, as long as you have the company’s permission to use the vehicle for personal use and you are only transporting household waste.

Along with your completed permit application, you will need to provide us with the following:

  • A company headed letter, from your employer stating you have permission to use the vehicle for personal use
  • Copy/scan of the V5C vehicle log book – which shows the name and address the vehicle is registered to.
  • Proof of address - You only need to send one proof of address which could be a copy of your council tax bill, utility bill (less than 3 months old) or driving licence. 

As long as your vehicle is not on our banned vehicles list, you can buy bagged compost from any of our recycling centres.

You can still buy compost from Nantycaws, if you are using a vehicle which requires a permit or is banned from entering our recycling centres. Turn right as you enter from the access road and report to the weigh-bridge office.

Download vehicle guide

Yes, if you are a Carmarthenshire resident and carrying household waste. However motorhomes will not be allowed in if they are towing a trailer.

The site management may also refuse entry if they suspect that the vehicle is being used to carry commercial waste.

Yes you will be able to apply for a permit. You are considered to be living in a shared house, if you live with unrelated individuals at the same property.

Along with your permit application, you will need:

  • A copy of your V5C
  • A council tax bill

If your council tax bill is issued to your landlord instead, you can still apply for a permit, however we will have to carry out further checks on your application.