Recycling, the Community and Education

Aberystwyth Civic Amenity Site 


Service Updates

31/03/2022 The household waste site will be closed for essential maintenance on 26/04/2022 and 27/04/2022.

21/02/2022 The Household waste site has now reopened

17/02/2022 Storm Weather Disruption: Ceredigion County Council have taken the decision to temporarily close the Aberystwyth Household Waste Site due to the bad weather that has been forecast. The situation will be reviewed over the weekend.

Changes to some coronavirus measures at Ceredigion Household Waste Sites

The Coronavirus control measures in place at Ceredigion’s Household Waste Sites have been under continual review since the sites reopened in summer 2020.

The latest review, which takes into account the reduced use of the sites over the winter period, has resulted in some changes which will take effect on 1 November 2021. The changes are as follows:

The odd and even registration number plate system will be suspended, and the opening hours will revert to pre-coronavirus.

Opening hours:
Aberystwyth, Lampeter and Cardigan
Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10:00-15:00

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-17:00

All other measures remain in place and residents are reminded to respect the site attendants and follow instructions on site. All of the Coronavirus control measures and site rules will continue to be reviewed and are subject to change.

Household Waste Sites in Ceredigion are provided for the use of Ceredigion residents only. Site users are reminded that they may be asked to provide proof of residency.

Further information and updates are available from the Council’s website at


The Covid-19 restriction on banning vans on site has now been lifted and so the original procedure of getting permission for vans is back in place. Please contact Ceredigion County Council on 01545 572572 for this, allowing at least 24 hours for the request to be processed. Without permission from the council vans will not be allowed on site.

Coronavirus: Waste Service Update (15 July 2021)

Ceredigion’s Household Waste Sites at Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Lampeter and Llanarth remain open. Residents are reminded that additional rules and control measures are in place and these must be adhered to. 

The site rules are in place to ensure the health and safety of both residents and staff on the sites. 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 is a limit on the number of cars that are allowed to access to the HWS at any one time to ensure social distancing.
  • 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.
  • A drop off area is available for residents who cannot handle their waste without assistance
  • 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.
  • 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 HWS, 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 whilst 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 Personal Protective Equipment (e.g. gloves, masks, visors) if desired.
  • Stay at least 2 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.

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

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

 C B Environmental Ltd has been operating this very busy household waste and recycling centre on behalf of Ceredigion County Council since 2001. Due to the size of the facility the Health and Safety Executive have imposed strict restrictions on traffic movements and unfortunately at busy times there may be delays to entering the site.  When using the site please pay special attention to other users and to the traffic control signs, the maximum speed limit is 5mph. 

As with all household waste sites in Ceredigion the following rules apply: 

  • Only waste from your home may be deposited at this site
  • No Trade Waste
  • No Builders waste, gas cylinders or tyres allowed
  • Cars and end of life vehicles are NOT permitted
  • A limit of 5 rubble bags/ builders sacks (max 20kg each) of soil, rubble or DIY waste per month shall be accepted so long as it originates from a domestic source
  • Small quantities of double bagged asbestos (1 or 2 sheets per 3 months) in heavy duty plastic bags, shall be accepted so long as it originates from a domestic source. Please note residents who wish to use the Household Waste Site at Cilmaenllwyd will be directed to the Transfer Station at D I Evans Cyf in Beulah. Residents who wish to use the Household Waste Site at Rhydeinion Llanarth will be directed to the Transfer Station at LAS Lampeter. Please see guidance on safe disposal of Asbestos
  • Small quantities of plasterboard (1 or 2 sheets per 3 months) shall be accepted so long as it originates from a domestic source
  • 1 mattress per month shall be accepted so long as it originates from a domestic source
  • All waste must be place in the correct containers
  • No Vans or larger vehicles greater than 2 tonnes gross vehicle weight 
  • Please note NO cattle or horse boxes, or twin axle trailers, or vehicles larger than stated above will be permitted on the Site. Consent may be granted in special circumstances prior to visit by the Council. Please note that if you intend to use the site at the weekend or on a Bank Holiday Monday the request for consent needs to be made by 4:30pm or the Thursday prior to visit. If you intend to use the site on a Monday the request for consent needs to be made by 12.00 noon on the Friday prior to the visit. In all other circumstances 24 hours' notice is required. Please phone 01545 570881 to obtain consent. Where consent is given the Covid site rules still apply. This includes the odd/even number plate system. More details can be found at the Covid Site Rules.
  • It is not permitted to carry any items into the Household Waste Site from vehicles parked outside the boundary of the site
  • Verbal or physical assaults towards staff will not be tolerated
  • Aggressive, violent and threatening behaviour will not be tolerated, and will be reported to the police
  • A CCTV system is in operation at all times
For further information on Ceredigion County Council's household waste operations please visit their website by clicking here
For additional information on recycling and your nearest site please visit the Recycle for Wales website by clicking here

Recycling and the Environment – Responsible Waste Management

At C B Environmental Group we recognise our activities have an impact on the environment, generally, and our community, locally, and as such we are implementing a strategy to manage the various branches of our business in a professional, responsible and socially aware manner.

Since we work in the Waste Services sector all of our activities are strictly regulated and we implement both Environmental Management and Quality Management policies. These policies along with our commitment to actively reducing our society’s dependence on sending waste to landfill are at the core of our Environmental Management and Quality Management Systems.

green_dragon.jpg In order to structure our response to our impacts on the environment our Environmental Management Systems are assessed according to the nationwide Green Dragon Environmental Standard which takes a step by step approach to effective environmental management.
green_compass.png We are actively exploring ways to divert more waste from landfill; most recently we have expanded our commercial recycling collections and now separate more waste streams from the incoming mixed waste than ever before. All aspects of our waste handling are fully licensed and are monitored and assessed according to the Green Compass scheme.
CIWM.png Taking an active role in the Sustainable Resources and Waste Management industry C B Environmental Ltd is an affiliated organisation with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.
qp.jpg Any rubble and other suitable inert waste handled by the group follows a managed and documented process with testing against appropriate british standards. By following this Quality Protocol we are able to recover a range or recycled aggregates from waste which are suitable for a variety of applications. 
safecontractor.jpg When collecting waste, whether through our commercial waste and recycling collections or our skip hire service we recognise the need to conduct our activities in a responsible manner and as such we are members of the SafeContractor, CHAS, FORS and Constructionline health and safety accreditation schemes.
green_award.jpg All our operatives, whether driving dustcarts or operating plant on site, are professionally trained to industry standards in order carry out their daily tasks in a competent and safe manner.

Community and Education – Encouraging Local Awareness

The C B Environmental Group recognises that it plays a part within society not only as an employer and provider of important services but also as a focus for environmental awareness in the local community. The group is active in developing ties with the community, whether through sponsorship of local sports teams or material donations to schools and care homes. Additionally, we are also able to give guided school visits to the local civic amenity site which we manage on behalf of Ceredigion County Council and we are regularly approached by the public to give advice on how best to dispose of their waste.

“We are writing to say ‘Thank you very much’ for your generous donation of soil to our school. Having worked hard on our Woodland Project we are now excited about our new project, the Cwmpadarn Herb Garden...”

Cwmpadarn School Council

“We would like to express our gratitude for the kind donation of partially composted bark chippings that you recently delivered free of charge...We greatly appreciate support from the local community. It enriches the lives of our residents as spending time in a well kept garden improves their quality of life.”

Hafan Y Waun (Housing and Care for the Elderly)

“I wanted to drop you a line and say a MASSIVE thank you for supplying your skips and services for our Aberystwyth episode of ‘DIYSOS: The Big Build... Your good will and generosity has helped a truly deserving family out of a very difficult period in their lives and we are truly grateful...”

DIYSOS: The Big Build

Please help us to encourage the next generation to think about how they impact the environment in their daily lives by using our recycling information pack for children. The pack is designed to be printed and to be used by children of different abilities with their teachers, exerpts from the pack have now been included in two educational books published for schools.

For a huge amount of helpful recycling information for home and schools click here to be taken to the Guides Network Recycling Guide which also has activities and resources aimed at children.

The following is our past contribution to a local newspaper for the 2013 Annual Recycling Week edition:

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