Recycling centres at Llanfoist and Five Lanes, Caldicot, will re-open on Tuesday for the public to dispose of small amounts of household waste.

Residents should only visit if their waste is causing a hazard to health and cannot be stored at home.

They must book a slot online before visiting the recycling centre and bring their residents permit/driving licence otherwise they not be allowed to access the site.

Residents who turn up without booking will be turned away.

Mitchel Troy and Usk recycling centres will remain closed.

The council’s site rules:

  • You must not visit the recycling centre if you or anyone you are living with is shielding, in self-isolation or showing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • You should only visit the recycling centre if it is absolutely essential e.g. the waste being stored at home represents a serious health and safety risk.
  • You must book a slot online before visiting and bring your residents permit with you. You will need to display this in the windscreen of your vehicle.
  • Only small amounts of waste will be accepted. Vans or trailers will not be allowed entry. Waste must be sorted before coming to site to speed up your visit.
  • The number of vehicles on-site will be restricted and where possible vehicles should be driver only.
  • You will need to wait at the site entrance until staff allow you in. You must remain in your car whilst queuing.
  • Once the permitted number of vehicles are on site, a one-in, one-out system will be in place.
  • The sites will be very busy and you should expect to queue to access the site.
  • Social distancing measures must be adhered to at all times by both staff and visitors. All site users must adhere to the two metre social distancing rules in place.
  • For the health and safety of all site users, switch off your engines when stationary.
  • Only one person will be permitted outside of their vehicle to unload the waste. No assistance will be given to offload materials by site staff. Bulky items will not be accepted, but collections can be booked with Homemakers Community Recycling, who can collect up to three bulky items from the kerbside outside your home address for £15. Call 01873 857618 for more details.
  • Black bags should only contain non-recyclable waste. Black bags containing food waste and recyclables will not be accepted.
  • Red and purple recycling bags are for provided for recycling at the kerbside only, and will not be accepted at the recycling centres.
  • A new traffic management system will be in place and due to safety concerns, queuing outside of the sites may be restricted. If the queues spill out onto the public highway and cause a risk, the police may move people on. The council is trying to avoid these situations through online booking but residents must also do their best to stay within the rules to avoid being turned away.
  • Staff and fellow residents must be treated with kindness and respect. Any abusive behaviour will be reported to the police and vehicles will be banned from future visits to the site.
  • Bring your own gloves and sanitiser as these will not be provided on site.