Planning a trip to a Community Recycling Centre this weekend?

As the thought of fine weather approaches lots of RCT residents will be using their weekends and evenings clearing out their garages, gardens and other spaces in readiness to enjoy the forthcoming long spring evenings. These activities will often end with a trip to one of the many recycling sites across RCT. 

All Community Recycling Centres across Rhondda Cynon Taf are currently open from 8am until 5.30pm and are operating under strict COVID-19 Rules.

The COVID-19 rules, which are in place to safeguard both staff and residents, limit the number of vehicles that can enter the site and there is a 10 minute drop-off limit per vehicle. During exceptionally busy times queues can build up quickly and residents are being advised to be patient and if they can visit another time, to please do so.

There are currently six Community Recycling Centres (CRC) in Rhondda Cynon Taf:

  • Ty Amgen Community Recycling Centre, Llwydcoed, Aberdare, CF44 0BX
  • Ferndale Community Recycling Centre, North Road, Ferndale, CF43 4RS
  • Dinas Community Recycling Centre, Cymmer Road, Dinas, CF39 9BL
  • Ty Glantaf Community Recycling Centre, Taffs Fall Road, Treforest Industrial Estate, CF37 5TT
  • Llantrisant 100% Recycling Centre, Pant-Y-Brad Road off Heol-Y-Sarn, Llantrisant Industrial Estate, CF72 8YT
  • Treherbert Community Recycling Centre, Treherbert Industrial Estate, Treherbert, CF42 5HZ 

All of these facilities will cater for all recycling needs, including white goods, cardboard, clothing, plastics, light fittings, wood, glass, metal, engine oil, fluorescent tubes, plasterboards, old toys, paint, tyres, old tv’s and lots more.

All of the centres are manned and the attendants are happy to advise residents on recycling, however under COVID-19 guidelines they are unable to assist with lifting items and residents are reminded to observe the 2metre social distancing guidance at all times whilst on site.

From Monday 29th March, Community Recycling Centre opening times will change to extended summer hours – 8am- 7.30pm, which will allow residents more time to dispose of their items in the lighter evenings. Winter opening hours (8.00 to 5.30) will then return in late October/November.

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Heritage Services, said:

“Our Community Recycling Centres help provide daily access for our residents to recycling services and it’s great to see that our residents are keeping up their huge recycling efforts.

“The centres are always popular this time of year and even more so this year. I would ask residents to please be patient as the staff are doing all that they can to assist everyone safely.” 

For further information on the Community Recycling Centres and the current rules that are in place visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk/CRCsRules

Posted on Friday 12th March 2021