Recycling, the Community and Education

Aberystwyth Civic Amenity Site 




The household site will reopen from 9am on Monday 09/11/2020. The existing Covid 19 precautions will still apply i.e. entry restriction by number plate, no walk ins, limit on people out of vehicles, etc.


Following the Welsh Government announcement on 19/10/2020 regarding a national 'firebreak' lock-down this site will close temporarily from 5pm on Friday 23/10/2020 until 9am on Monday 09/11/2020.


Following the successful reopening of all the Household Waste Sites it has been decided to relax the restrictions on allowing small vans and trailers to access the sites. The relaxed restrictions will come into immediate effect.  


Aberystwyth Reopening for essential use only as of Thursday 4 June 2020

Glanyrafon Industrial Estate, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth. SY23 3JQ.

The site will be open Monday - Sunday 09:00-17:00. There will be no entry after 17:00.

If queues extend to the main Glanyrafon Industrial Estate through road residents should leave and return at another time / day as no queuing will be allowed past that point.

Household Waste Sites (HWS) across Ceredigion are to reopen, on different dates between 04 and 17 June. Residents are urged only to visit the sites if this is essential - if the waste items can’t be stored safely at home or if it they can’t be collected as part of the usual domestic waste collections.

New site rules will be 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 will be a strict limit on the number of cars that are allowed to access to the HWS at any one time
  • 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
  • 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
  • No vans or trailers will be allowed to use the HWS at this time
  • 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

The following do not constitute ‘essential’ journeys to the HWS at this time:

  • Taking a bag of garden clippings or grass cuttings. Advice on home composting can be found here
  • Taking the old cupboard, tea set, sewing machine etc. which has been stood in the shed for years
  • Taking the contents of an attic or shed clear-out
  • Old clothes from a wardrobe clear-out

It is likely these can either be composted, stored at home safely or taken to the HWS sometime in the future at what is likely to be a quieter time. 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 Builders waste 
  • NO Gas cylinders 
  • NO Tyres allowed.
  • NO Vans or Lorries greater than 2 tonnes gross vehicle weight (e.g. nothing larger than a Ford Escort / Peugeot Partner van).
  • ALL Waste must be placed in the correct containers.
  • Children and pets must remain in the vehicle at ALL times.
  • If you require ANY assistance please ask the site staff.
  • Please note NO cattle or horse boxes, twin axle trailers. 
  • Vehicles larger than stated above will be not permitted without prior consent from the council.(01545 572572).
  • Verbal or pyhsical abuse on staff WILL NOT be tolerated.
  • Aggressive, violent andd threatening behaviour 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.
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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. 
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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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