Household Waste Recycling Centres

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Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) in Powys will not close as a result of the latest level four lockdown. Current restrictions will remain in place. Sites will be open to the public on the usual days and times, for essential use only.

Opening Hours:

Brecon: OPEN: Monday - Wednesday 9am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm, CLOSED: Thursday, Friday
Llandrindod Wells: OPEN: Wednesday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm, CLOSED: Monday, Tuesday
Lower Cwmtwrch: OPEN:Monday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm, CLOSED:Tuesday, Wednesday
Newtown: OPEN:Monday - Wednesday 9am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm, CLOSED:Thursday, Friday
Welshpool: OPEN:Wednesday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm, CLOSED: Monday, Tuesday

In conjunction with our contractors, Potter Group, all welsh local authorities and Welsh Government, HWRCs across Powys will open for essential use only.

This essential use is for residents who have accumulated waste which cannot be collected through the normal kerbside collection service and which cannot be stored safely at home until the lockdown restrictions are eased.

Please think carefully before you decide to visit the HWRC. Non-essential use puts yourself, other members of the public and our staff at risk from spreading the virus.

The following changes and restrictions will apply to all five (Lower Cwmtwrch, Brecon, Llandrindod Wells, Newtown and Welshpool) HWRCs.

Please ensure that you read and follow the rules before visiting:

1. If you, or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms, you should follow the government and NHS guidelines, self-Isolate and stay at home! Do not visit the HWRC.
Any personal waste, such as tissues or wipes, should be double bagged and left for 72 hours before being put out for collection in our wheeled bin or purple sacks.

2. You may be asked to provide proof of your address before entering the site - please have this with you and show it to a member of staff when asked.

3. Cars, other vehicles and trailers, including those that need a CVT permit, will now be allowed into the HWRCs. CVT permits must be placed against your closed vehicle window and will be scanned from the other side on entrance.

4. A limited number of vehicles will be allowed onsite at any time - this will cause delays, please be prepared to queue patiently in your car. If there are too many people waiting to enter, you may be asked to return at a quieter time to avoid causing disruption to the highway and local communities.

5. Strict social distancing rules will be in place at all times. If these are breached, or you are abusive to staff, you will be asked to leave, and the police may be called.

6. If needed, to help with bulky or heavy items, a maximum of two people (from the same household) may leave the vehicle to unload. Where possible, these two people must stay together at all times whilst onsite, and not separate to take different materials to different skips/containers - more people out of vehicles onsite will result in a reduced number of cars allowed in at a time. Strict social distancing rules with other site users and staff still remain. Staff on site cannot help unload or carry items under any circumstances.

7. There will be a strict 10-minute time limit per vehicle when on site - please segregate waste before arriving to help keep your visit short.


Frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been created to ensure that residents visit the household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) for essential use only.

Recycling centres re-opening FAQ's Recycling centres re-opening FAQ's


Address: Ffrwdgrech Industrial Estate, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8LA


Address: Waterloo Road, Industrial Estate, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6BH

Lower Cwmtwrch

Address: Bethel Road, Lower Cwmtwrch, Powys, SA9 2HW


Address: Unit 4 Dyffryn Industrial Estate, Pool Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 3BD


Address: Severn Road, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7YE

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