All Monmouthshire Household Recycling Centres will be closed from Saturday 24th October until Monday 9th November in line with Welsh Government Coronavirus fire break lockdown guidance.

Welsh Government coronavirus advice can be found here.

All slots before Saturday are now fully booked. As a result the booking form has been removed at this time. Any bookings that were made for Saturday 24th October to Monday 9th November will be cancelled. Unfortunately we are unable to re-schedule bookings so you will need to re-book after the lockdown.


To keep queuing traffic at a reasonable level and in order to comply with the social distancing law we have a booking in system in place.

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. Vans and trailers will be allowed in to the Recycling Centres with a prior booking via the Van/trailer form below. You must book a van/trailer slot before visiting the Recycling Centre. Vehicles who have not booked in prior to arrival will be turned away.

Usk Recycling Centre will remain CLOSED. Unfortunately we cannot safely open this site and maintain the rules of social distancing at this time.

If you usually visit Usk Recycling Centre we advise that you book a slot to visit Llanfoist, Five Lanes or Mitchel Troy Recycling Centre where there is more capacity.


SITE RULES

  1. You must not visit the Recycling Centre if you or anyone you are living with is in self-isolation or showing COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. 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.
  3. Vans and trailers must book in advance of coming to the Recycling Centre via the van/trailer booking form.
  4. 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.
  5. The sites may 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. Please segregate your waste before coming to site to speed up your visit.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Only one person should exit the vehicle to unload the waste where possible. No assistance will be given to offload materials by site staff so only bring what you can safely carry. Please speak to site staff if you are unsure. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Red and purple recycling bags are provided for recycling at the kerbside only. Please do not use them to bring rubbish to the site – they will not be accepted.
  11. 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 stay within the rules to avoid being turned away.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 0800-1700 0800-1700 0800-1700 CLOSED 0800-1700 0800-1700 0800-1700
Llanfoist 0800-1700 0800-1700 CLOSED 0800-1700 0800-1700 0800-1700 0800-1700
Mitchel Troy CLOSED 0800-1700 0800-1700CLOSED 0800-1700 0800-1700 0800-1700
Usk CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED

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

Mitchel Troy Household Waste Recycling Centre
Located off the B4293
Mitchel Troy
Monmouth
NP25 4HX

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


What will be accepted at the Recycling Centre

DIY waste is restricted to five bags or a small car boot load per visit with a maximum of two visits per month.
DIY waste refers only to materials arising from small scale works in a householder’s own property. For large scale works, householders are expected to use a private waste contractor or hire a skip.

Asbestos is hazardous waste and we would recommend that you contact a specialist contractor to deal with any asbestos waste safely.

Small amounts of Asbestos from a householder will be accepted at Five Lanes or Llanfoist HWRCs. Whole sheets must be double wrapped in heavy duty polythene and sealed with heavy duty tape.
We will accept no more than 4 standard sized sheets per year, of no greater size than 120cm by 60cm. If a householder wishes to dispose of more than this they are expected to hire a specialist contractor.
Householders should be aware that HWRC site staff are not permitted to handle asbestos, so they must be capable of putting it in the container on site without assistance. Please speak to a member of staff on site and they will advise you where to place the waste.


The following items cannot be taken to Mitchel Troy recycling centre: Asbestos, large household appliances (cookers, dishwashers, tumble dryers or washing machines), gas cylinders, household chemicals or paint. These items can be accepted at Five Lanes or Llanfoist recycling centres.


Book a slot to visit the Recycling Centre in car

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-minute time slot 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.

Please only book one slot per week.

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

All Monmouthshire Household Recycling Centres will be closed from Saturday 24th October until Monday 9th November in line with Welsh Government Coronavirus fire break lockdown guidance.

All slots before Saturday are now fully booked. As a result the booking form has been removed at this time. Any bookings that were made for Saturday 24th October to Monday 9th November will be cancelled. Unfortunately we are unable to re-schedule bookings so you will need to re-book after the lockdown.


Book in a van or trailer for the recycling Centre

The site is open for a limited numbers of vans or cars towing trailers per day. You must book a van or trailer slot before visiting the Recycling Centre. Vehicles who have not booked in prior to arrival will be turned away.

The booking system is in place to avoid queues and manage the traffic on site as we have fewer bays available due to the social distancing measures.

You must only bring in domestic waste, we will not accept any commercial waste on site.
DIY waste is restricted to five bags or a small car boot load per visit with a maximum of two visits per month.
Large amounts of DIY waste will not be accepted on site.
Small amounts of Asbestos from a householder will be accepted at Five Lanes or Llanfoist HWRCs.

No double axle trailers or tipper vans are allowed on site.
You must be able to unload your vehicle/trailer yourself within 15 minutes to avoid delays on site. Staff will be unable to help you unload due to the social distancing measures in place.

You can only book one visit per week, if you attempt to make multiple trips you may be turned away.

Booking slots for vans or trailers at Five Lanes and Llanfoist are available at 8am, 4pm and 4.30pm. The sites have been redesigned to enable social distancing, so there is not enough space to manage vans and trailers on site during the times that other cars are on site. These slots have been designated to avoid causing delays for other vehicles and to enable the safe movement of vans and trailers on site.

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

All Monmouthshire Household Recycling Centres will be closed from Saturday 24th October until Monday 9th November in line with Welsh Government Coronavirus fire break lockdown guidance.

All slots before Saturday are now fully booked. As a result the booking form has been removed at this time. Any bookings that were made for Saturday 24th October to Monday 9th November will be cancelled. Unfortunately we are unable to re-schedule bookings so you will need to re-book after the lockdown.


FAQs

Are all the recycling centres open?
Llanfoist, Five Lanes and Mitchel Troy Recycling Centres are open at this time. These are the only sites where we can accommodate visits to allow social distancing and safely manage traffic. Usk Recycling Centre will remain closed at this time.

Why are the recycling centres open? Is it safe?
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.

Why has the Usk site remained closed?
Usk Recycling Centre will remain CLOSED. Unfortunately we cannot safely open this site and maintain the rules of social distancing at this time.

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.

The small footprint of this site means only 1 vehicle can safely use the site at one time and social distance.

It is proposed that this site remains closed until further notice and we will review in line with changes in guidance and legislation moving forward.

The Welsh Government rule limiting non-essential travel to 5 miles has been lifted. If you usually visit Usk Recycling Centre we advise that you book a slot to visit Llanfoist or Five Lanes Recycling Centre where there is more capacity.

Will the sites be open under their normal opening hours?
You can only visit during your pre-booked slot time. Llanfoist will be closed on Wednesday. Five Lanes will be closed on Thursday. Mitchel Troy will be closed on Monday and Thursday.

Why don’t you open those sites seven days a week?
We need to move material out of the site so the closed day gives us time to do this without closing during the open days. We will also 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 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.

The booking system will help to avoid queues and manage the traffic on site as we have less bays available due to the social distancing measures.

Will I have to queue to get on to the site?
There may be small delays to enter the site as we’re having to limit the number of users disposing of their recycling and waste at any one 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. This will help to reduce traffic to the Recycling Centres.

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.

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 pre-sort your waste before arriving to keep your visit short.

How often can I go to the Recycling Centre?
Please only book one slot per week at this time.

I cannot book the slot that I want?
Demand for visits to the Recycling Centres will be 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, as slots on future days will become available.

How do I recycle bulky waste items such as furniture and white goods?
Bulky waste items can be collected by homemakers, up to 3 items can be collected for £15. Visit our Bulky waste collection page for more details.

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.

You will not be able to bring bulky items to the recycling centre if you cannot carry them yourself.
Ideally there should only be one person per vehicle. Only one person should exit the vehicle to unload the waste where possible.
Staff on site cannot help unload or carry items under any circumstances. Strict social distancing rules will be in place at all times.

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?
Only one person should exit the vehicle to unload the waste where possible. No assistance will be given to offload materials by site staff so only bring what you can safely carry. Please speak to site staff if you are unsure.

Alternatively 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.

Can I bring garden and DIY waste?
The site is open for small amounts of garden and DIY 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 everyone to have the opportunity to visit the site if they need to. Please segregate your waste before coming to site to help speed up your journey through the site.

Will vans and trailers be allowed to use the site?
The site is open for a limited number of vans or cars towing trailers per day. You must book a van or trailer slot before visiting the Recycling Centre. These types of vehicles must be limited on site as we have less space for vehicles due to the social distancing measures in place. Vehicles who have not booked in prior to arrival will be turned away.

Can I bring commercial waste to the Recycling Centre?
Businesses have a statutory duty to make arrangements for their own waste disposal. They are not allowed to use the Recycling Centre. Business/trade waste can be disposed of at the Llanfoist and Five Lanes sites over the weighbridge at competitive commercial rates (details on site). To ensure compliance with the sites’ permits, a valid “Waste Carrier Licence” should be produced prior to using the sites. Site personnel will be happy to help businesses obtain this licence.

You can contact the site regarding disposal of business waste: Five lanes – 01633 400013 or Llanfoist 01873 854604.

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.