HOUSEHOLD waste sites (HWS) across Ceredigion are to reopen, on different dates between June 4-17.

The skips at Cardigan will reopen on Thursday, June 11 but strict rules will be in place.

The site at Cilmaenllwyd, Penparc, will be open Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm. There will be no entry after 5pm.

If queues extend to the A487 trunk road, visitors should leave and return at another time/day as no queuing will be allowed onto the A487.

Residents should only access the site from the Cardigan direction. There will be no right turn off A487 from the Penparc direction – continue to the Priory Roundabout and return.

And new site rules will be in place throughout Ceredigion. 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 will be a strict limit on the number of cars that are allowed to access to the HWS at any one time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No vans or trailers will be allowed to use the HWS at this time.
  • 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 site, 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 while 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 PPE (eg gloves, masks, visors) if desired
  • Stay at least two 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

The following do not constitute ‘essential’ journeys to the tips at this time:

  • Taking a bag of garden clippings or grass cuttings
  • Taking the old cupboard, tea set, sewing machine etc which has been stood in the shed for years
  • Taking the contents of an attic or shed clear-out
  • Old clothes from a wardrobe clear-out

A council spokesperson said: “It is likely these can either be composted, stored at home safely or taken to the HWS sometime in the future at what is likely to be a quieter time.

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

“Residents are urged only to visit the sites if this is essential - if the waste items can’t be stored safely at home or if it they can’t be collected as part of the usual domestic waste collections.

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

Other site specific information and instructions:

Aberystwyth, Glanyrafon Industrial Estate, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth

Reopening: Thursday June 4

Open Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm.

If queues extend to the main Glanyrafon Industrial Estate through road ,residents should leave and return at another time as no queuing will be allowed past that point.

Lampeter Industrial Estate, Tregaron Road, Lampeter

Reopening: Thursday June 11

Open Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm.

If queues form on the A485 and /or A482 residents should leave and return at another time as no queuing will be allowed past that point.

Llanarth, Rhydeinon, Llanarth

Reopening: Wednesday, June 17

Open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am-5pm.

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.