Llanfoist and Five Lanes Recycling Centres will re-open on Tuesday 26th May.
Mitchel Troy and Usk will remain closed.

You must pre-book a slot before arriving at the recycling centre. The system is now open for bookings, please see the information below about how to book a slot.

From Tuesday 26th May we will be reopening our Household Recycling Centres at Llanfoist and Five Lanes for the public to dispose of small amounts of household waste.

We remind you to please think carefully before you decide to visit the site. Non-essential use puts yourself, other members of the public and our staff at risk from spreading the infection.

Under the current guidelines, you should only make this journey if your waste is causing a hazard to health and cannot be stored at home.

The demand at the Recycling Centres will be very high, therefore to keep queuing traffic at a reasonable level and in order to comply with the social distancing law we have introduced a booking in system.

YOU MUST book a slot online before visiting the Recycling Centre and BRING your residents permit/driving licence with you otherwise you not be allowed to access the site. Vehicles who have not booked in prior to arrival will be turned away.

Mitchel Troy and Usk Recycling Centres will remain CLOSED. Unfortunately we cannot safely open these sites and maintain the rules of social distancing at this time. Staff from these sites are needed to support the opening of the larger facilities.


Watch our video about the opening of the Llanfoist and Five Lanes Recycling Centres and how to use them.

SITE RULES

  1. You must not visit the Recycling Centre if you or anyone you are living with is shielding, in self-isolation or showing COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. You should only visit the Recycling Centre if it is absolutely essential e.g. the waste being stored at home represents a serious health and safety risk.
  3. You must book a slot online before visiting and bring your residents permit with you. You will need to display this in the windscreen of your vehicle.
  4. We will only accept small amounts of waste. No vans or trailers will be allowed entry. Please segregate your waste before coming to site to speed up your visit.
  5. The number of vehicles on-site will be restricted and where possible vehicles should be driver only. You will need to wait at the site entrance until our staff allow you in. You MUST remain in your car whilst queuing. Once the permitted number of vehicles are on site, we will be operating a one-in, one-out system.
  6. The sites will be very busy and you should expect to queue to access the site. The booking system will reduce waiting times but you should still expect queues.
  7. Social distancing measures must be adhered to at all times by both staff and visitors. All site users must adhere to the two metre social distancing rules in place.
  8. For the health and safety of all site users, please switch off your engines when stationary. Monmouthshire has declared a Climate Emergency- idling engines cause air pollution.
  9. Only one person will be permitted outside of their vehicle to unload the waste.  No assistance will be given to offload materials by site staff so only bring what you can safely carry. If you have bulky items to dispose of, please wait until we are able to relax the social-distancing rules. From 18th May, you can book a bulky waste collection with Homemakers Community Recycling. They can collect up to three bulky items from the kerbside outside your home address for £15. Telephone 01873 857618 for more details.
  10. Black bags should only contain non-recyclable waste. The Council operates weekly collections of food waste, cans, plastics, paper, card and glass at the kerbside so residents should use these collections for these materials. We will not accept black bags that contain food waste and recyclables.
  11. Red and purple recycling bags are for provided for recycling at the kerbside only. Please do not use them to bring rubbish to the site – they will not be accepted.
  12. A new traffic management system will be in place and due to safety concerns, queuing outside of the sites may be restricted. If the queues spill out onto the public highway and cause a risk, the police may move people on. The Council is trying to avoid these situations through online booking but residents must also do their best to stay within the rules to avoid being turned away.
  13. Please treat our staff and fellow residents with kindness and respect during this challenging time. Any abusive behaviour will be reported to the police and vehicles will be banned from future visits to the site.
  14. Wear gloves – Please bring your own gloves and sanitiser as these will not be provided on site.


Opening Hours

SiteMon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
Five Lanes 0800-17.45 0800-17.45 0800-17.45 Closed 0800-17.45 0800-17.45 0800-17.45
Llanfoist 0800-17.45 0800-17.45 Closed 0800-17.45 0800-17.45 0800-17.45 0800-17.45
Mitchel Troy ClosedClosed closed closed closed closed closed
Usk Closed closed closed closed closed closed closed

Site details

Five Lanes Household Waste Recycling Centre
Five Lanes Quarry
A48
Caerwent
NP26 5PD

Llanfoist Household Waste Recycling Centre
Heads of the Valleys Road
A465 Access via Merthyr Road
Llanfoist
Abergavenny
NP7 9AQ

Site plans
Please see the site plans so you can pack your car with your waste in the best way to get in and out of the site quickly.

Five Lanes site plan

Llanfoist site plan


Book a slot to visit the Recycling Centre

Firstly, you need to show your residents permit when visiting the Recycling Centre. Please display it in your windscreen on entry to the sites.  If you are a resident of Monmouthshire and cannot find your permit, you must take your driving licence with you as proof of address.

The easiest way to book is online via the forms below.

Arrive within the 30 minutes slot time that you have booked and bring your confirmation email (on your phone or printed out) as proof.  Please arrive within your 30 minute slot, do not attempt to arrive early.
If you are unable to book online, you can call us on 01633 644644, please note down the booking reference you are given and bring it to site.

The 8am to 8:30 and 8:30 to 9am slots are reserved for NHS staff and key workers only.  Please respect this and do not book these slots unless you fall into one of these categories.

You should only visit the Recycling Centre if it is absolutely essential e.g. the waste being stored at home represents a serious health and safety risk. Households can only book one visit in the first three weeks of the system opening, if you attempt to make multiple trips you may be turned away. Non-essential use puts yourself, other members of the public and our staff at risk from spreading the virus.

You must sign in to My Monmouthshire, if you do not have an account you will need to create one.


FAQs

Are all the recycling centres open?
No, the only sites that will re-open are the larger sites at Llanfoist and Five Lanes. These are the only sites where we can accommodate visits to allow social distancing and safely manage traffic.

Why are you opening the site? Is it safe?
During the current pandemic, we have been collecting recycling, food and rubbish throughout this lockdown but recognise people may have some excess waste to dispose of now. Our advice has been, and remains, to utilise the kerbside collections to their full potential and store any additional waste, that cannot be collected using this service, safely at home until the lockdown restrictions are eased.

However, we appreciate that there are occasions when storing certain types of waste may be difficult for some residents.  You should only take this waste to a Recycling Centre if the journey is ‘essential’, i.e. because the build-up of waste in the home may pose a risk of injury or to health.  Non-essential use puts yourself, other members of the public and our staff at risk from spreading the virus.

The decision to open the Recycling Centre for essential use only has been made after careful consideration with our contractor Viridor, all other welsh local authorities and Welsh Government.

We will be following government and industry guidance to open during this time and have implemented strict rules (see above) which must be adhered to. If at any time it becomes difficult for the centres to operate safely, or without the cooperation of residents, they may be re-closed.

My visit isn’t essential.  When will the sites open without the Covid-19 restrictions?
We’re keeping up to date with government guidance, and as soon as it’s safe to do so we’ll confirm back-to-normal arrangements.  Please check this website, local press or social media for updates.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Why have the Mitchel Troy and Usk sites remained closed?
Staff from these sites will be re-deployed to the larger facilities to support them opening and ensure social distancing and the health and safety of visitors is maintained. Under the current legislation we could not mange social distancing at the smaller sites.

The use of gantries for disposing of waste at Usk present particular difficulties of keeping the hand rails clean. Staff are unable to assist residents in carrying waste which is a particular issue when considering the steps you have to climb to get to the skips.

Mitchel Troy is already problematic with bin exchanges and this would be exacerbated with additional tonnage and high volumes of DIY and garden waste. The small footprint of these sites means only 1 or 2 vehicles could safely use the site at one time and social distance. There is very limited space for queuing at Troy and any back up of vehicles onto the main road would cause congestion and a hazard to other road users.

It is proposed that these sites remain closed until further notice and we will review in line with changes in guidance and legislation moving forward.

Will the sites be open under their normal opening hours?
Yes, Llanfoist and Five Lanes will be open during normal hours but you can only visit during your pre-booked slot time. Llanfoist will be closed on Wednesday and Five Lanes on Thursday.

Why don’t you open those sites seven days a week?
We need to move material out of site and will use this as an opportunity to cleanse the public areas on site.

What do I need to do before I can come to the recycling centre?
You should only visit the tip if it is essential, i.e. if waste materials cannot be stored at home without causing risk of injury or harm to health.

You must book in online before visiting the Recycling Centre. You must arrive within your 30 minute slot and bring your booking confirmation (email receipt – digital or printed out).

If you are unable to book online, you can call us on 01633 644644, please note down the booking reference you are given and bring it to site.

You must also bring your residents permit. If you are a resident of Monmouthshire and cannot find your permit, you must take your driving licence with you as proof of address.

Why are you limiting the number of vehicles onto the Recycling Centre?
This is to follow the government guidelines of social distancing, and to ensure that users and employees keep a safe distance of two metres where possible.

Will I have to queue to get on to the site?
We’re expecting delays to enter the site as we’re having to limit the number of users disposing of their recycling and waste at any time. This is to ensure that we’re following the government guidelines on social distancing, and to ensure that users and employees keep a safe distance of two metres where possible. We’re asking residents to book online and to think carefully about whether it’s essential to visit the site and store waste at home where possible. This will help to reduce traffic to the Recycling Centres. We’re updating these webpages and social media channels constantly so please check before you go. Please be patient as we’re working as hard as we can.

How long will these restrictions be in place for?
We must all continue to adhere to the continuing advice from the Government to slow the spread of Coronavirus. It is really important that we all maintain social distancing and stay 2m from individuals. To do this at the Recycling Centres, we must limit the number of residents on site at any one time. We will continue to follow advice from the Government and review the practices at the Household Waste Recycling Centres in order that staff and residents stay safe.

Is there a slot for key workers?
The 8am to 8:30 and 8:30 to 9am slots are reserved for NHS staff and key workers only.  Please respect this and do not book these slots unless you fall into one of these categories. Key workers must still book this slot in advance online before going to the Recycling Centre.

How long will I have on site to empty my car?
You must arrive within your booked 30 minute slot. Please keep your time on site down to 5 minutes to keep the traffic flowing. This is to ensure all booked cars can access the site in their pre-booked slots. Please only bring recycling and waste that is essential to dispose of and pre-sort your waste before arriving to keep your visit short.

How often can I go to the Recycling Centre?
You should only visit the Recycling Centre if it is absolutely essential e.g. the waste being stored at home represents a serious health and safety risk. Households can only book one visit in the first three weeks of the system opening, if you attempt to make multiple trips you may be turned away. Non-essential use puts yourself, other members of the public and our staff at risk from spreading the virus.

I cannot book the slot that I want?
Demand for visits to the Recycling Centres will be very high. We have to limit visitor numbers so that visits can be managed safely on site and so that the roads leading to sites are not blocked. Please check back at a later time and as slots on future days will become available.

Can I bring bags with clothes in for the clothes bank?
You should only visit the tip if it is essential, i.e. if waste materials cannot be stored at home without causing risk of injury or harm to health. Textiles don’t cause risk of injury or harm to human health, so residents are requested to continue to store bagged textiles at home.

If I cut the grass this weekend and I take my garden waste to the tip, can I take other stuff as I’ll be there anyway?
Sites can accept small amounts of waste – no more than a car boot load.  You can take other waste to sites but ensure it is segregated beforehand to speed up your journey.

If only one person will be permitted outside the vehicle once on site, and no assistance will be given to offload materials by site staff, how will I manage to get bulky waste items out of my vehicle?
Social distancing measures must be adhered to at all times by both staff and visitors. Residents with items that require 2 people to lift are advised to store the item at home until social distancing restrictions are relaxed and we are able to accommodate heavy and bulky items.

How do I recycle bulky waste items such as furniture and white goods?
From Monday 18th May, bulky waste items can be collected by homemakers, up to 3 items can be collected for £15. Click here for more details.

You should only visit the tip if it is essential, i.e. if waste materials cannot be stored at home without causing risk of injury or harm to health. White goods don’t cause risk of injury or harm to human health, so residents are requested to continue to store white goods at home.

Bulky waste items will be accepted at the Recycling Centre but with the social distancing guidance site staff will be unable to assist in unloading material so please do not bring bulky items that you cannot manage on your own. Only one person should exit the car on site.

I want to bring some bulky items and will need some help unload my vehicle.  What do I do?
You will not be able to bring bulky items which you cannot carry yourself to the Recycling Centre at the moment.

Where possible, there should only be one person per vehicle. Only one person is allowed to leave the vehicle to unload – this means that you can only take things that can be carried by one person. Staff on site cannot help unload or carry items under any circumstances.

Strict social distancing rules will be in place at all times. If these are breached, or you are abusive to staff, you will be asked to leave, and the police may be called.

From Monday 18th May, bulky waste items can be collected by homemakers, up to 3 items can be collected for £15. Click here for more details.

Can I bring garden and DIY waste?
The site is open for small amounts of garden waste, DIY and hazardous waste. We recognise that people will have been doing some small DIY jobs during the lockdown but please do not take on big DIY jobs or spring cleans. The sites will be running at a high capacity and we want to help those who need to dispose of waste that is causing a hazard at home. Please segregate waste before coming to site to help speed up your journey through the site.

Will vans and trailers be allowed to use the site?
No, we will only accept small amounts of waste, vans and trailers will not be allowed entry so please don’t attempt to book in a large vehicle, you will be turned away at the site.

When will the reuse shop reopen?
When Welsh Government restrictions are lifted we will do our best to reopen the shop but adjustments will need to be made to maintain social distancing.

What if I have an item in my boot that is too good to tip?
Good quality items that are safe and usable may be placed outside the reuse container on site – but please speak to a member of staff first.