Part time closures to recycling centes

Published: 09 May 2019

Monmouthshire County Council is introducing changes to Household Waste and Recycling Centres. From Saturday June 1st residents will be required to provide proof of residency in the form of a permit to gain entry into all sites. The date also marks the start of part time closures at all HWRC’s.

 Every household in Monmouthshire will receive one permit which will be sent along with an information leaflet. The permits will be issued free of charge and are expected to reach residents by June 1st. Residents who do not receive a permit by June 1st are urged to contact 01633 644644 or email to obtain a permit. A driving licence will be accepted in the interim period.

 One permit will be issued per household, the permits are transferable between vehicles where a household has more than one car. If a permit is lost or forgotten a valid driving licence displaying a Monmouthshire address will be accepted by staff.

 Meet and greet staff will be present at all sites. Residents are asked to display permits on their windscreen so they are visible to staff when entering the site enabling staff to easily see them and reduce the time a visit takes.

 The permits have been introduced in a bid to prevent an influx of waste from neighbouring authorities being placed in the four HWRC across the county which has huge financial implications on the authority. Many neighbouring authorities have introduced similar schemes.


Permits are already in place for Commercial type vehicles and trailers, the new permit must be displayed along with these permits.

 Part time closures of House Hold Waste and Recycling Centres will be implemented from Saturday 1st June.

The following sites will be closed:


  • Llanfoist HWRC, closed every Wednesday
  • Five Lanes HWRC, closed every Thursday
  • Mitchel Troy, closed every Monday and Thursday
  • Usk, closed every Tuesdays and Friday

Councillor Bryan Jones Cabinet Member for Operations said:


‘The changes to Household Waste and Recycling Centres have been implemented to make savings. Part time closures to HWRC’s have been shaped by resident’s feedback during a recent engagement exercise. I hope that residents understand that part time closures are positive and have led to savings being made without any permanent closures. There have been considerable changes to waste and recycling in recent months, I would like to thank residents for their continued cooperation during this process.’


More information can be found on the Monmouthshire County Council website: