All six of Pembrokeshire’s Waste and Recycling Centres are due to re-open on Tuesday 26th May, for essential use only and we have all the info you need to know about the strict new guidelines and the Booking System you will have to use.
When the Waste and Recycling Centres open again you will not be able to just turn up to use the facilities as all visitors will have to pre-book a slot and follow a number of restrictions and guidelines to ensure that social distancing is observed at all times.
The introduction of a booking system is so to make sure that the facilities are used in a safe manner for staff and the public while remaining fair for all households in Pembrokeshire.
The booking system you will need to secure your space on will open from 9 am on Wednesday 20th May.
There will be two ways you can book your slot. Ideally the council would prefer everyone to use the online booking system to book their slot, which you can find here
However, for people that can not to book online you will be able to phone to book your slot and you should call the Council’s contact centre on 01437 764551 to do this.
Each slot will be a 15 minute time slot and you will not be allowed into the centre if you do not have a slot pre-booked.
Initially only the first two weeks of slots will be available to book and this will continue on a two-weekly rolling basis.
There will be over 6,300 slots per week available to start with across all sites and Pembrokeshire Council will work to improve this number at the same time as making sure that all the sites can operate in a safe manner for staff and the public.
The Waste and Recycling Centres will be re-opening under normal summer opening hours, namely opening seven days a week
These are the New Guidelines for anyone visiting the Waste and Recycling Centres in Pembrokeshire when they re open.
The Waste and Recycling Centres will be opened for essential use only and therefore you should only bring items that can’t be stored safely at home or cannot be collected through your kerbside waste and recycling scheme.
No tyres can be accepted at this moment, due to the current closure of the recycling off-takers as a result of COVID-19, so please store these items at home safely until this service resumes.
Bulky waste collections are also restarting across Pembrokeshire and if you have unwanted large household furniture or appliances such as beds, fridges and sofa and are unable to safely store these items at your home, then you can arrange for a bulky household waste collection.
The collection of bulky household items is undertaken on our behalf by Frame, a local charitable organisation.
Requests for this service can be made by completing a Bulky Household Waste Collection Form here
The charge for a collection of household items is £20 for 10 items or less. For example, a 3-piece suite would be classed as three items, and a table and four chairs would be classed as five items.
However, it will be not possible to collect any heavy items, which would require more than two people to move i.e. pianos etc.
It’s important when requesting this service to state the items that are to be collected, as only specified items will be removed.
Once your request is received it will be sent to Frame who will contract the household to arrange the collection, the items will only be collected from outside the property and please do not place these items out for collection until instructed to by FRAME.