MORE than 900 vehicles visited Pembrokeshire’s six waste and recycling centres – including Hermon in the north of the county - when they reopened on Tuesday (May 26).

Traffic management systems were put in place where required and queue times kept short by the creation of a mandatory booking system, providing 15-minute slots per vehicle.

Staff were on hand to ensure operations ran smoothly while following all social distancing and health and safety guidelines.

Vehicles that attempted to access the sites without a booking were turned away. Residents are reminded that booking is essential and are asked to help sort their waste and recycling and pack their vehicles correctly in advance of their visit.

To further assist staff, residents are asked to take their booking confirmation emails with them where possible and to not arrive more than 15 minutes in advance of their booked time.

Bookings first went live on Wednesday, May 20 with more than 3,300 appointments booked within the first 24 hours.

As of Wednesday, May 27, more than 6,300 slots had been booked - more than half of those available across the six sites for the first two weeks.

Bookings can be made online at or, if internet use is not possible, via 01437 764551.

Cllr Cris Tomos, cabinet member for the environment, said: “So much hard work has gone into how best to re-open this important service for the people of Pembrokeshire while ensuring the safety of the public and our staff.

“Thanks go to every single person involved, including the public who have read and followed the guidelines introduced.

“We will continue to review the site guidelines, operation and management over coming days.”