New pop up recycling facility to be trialled in north Cardiff


A new, mobile-recycling facility is coming to north Cardiff.

The pop-up facility, which will be available at different venues on different dates, is designed to help residents recycle larger household items closer to their homes.

The first pop-up facility will open at the former tax offices in Parc Ty Glas on Saturday March 5thbetween 9am and 3pm. It will return each Saturday - dependent on demand - for eight weeks. More information on the service, and other venues once added, will be publicised through the council's social media channels.

Residents can drop off their recycling without booking an appointment, but they will have to show proof of address that they live in Cardiff in order to use the facilities.

Cllr Michael Michael, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Environment and Recycling said: "We are keen to explore options which will make it easier for people to recycle. The first of these mobile events will take place in north Cardiff and if the scheme is successful, we will be looking at how we might expand the service to other suitable sites across the city."

Residents will be able to recycle the following items at Ty Glas:

  • Books, CD's and DVD's
  • Textiles and clothes
  • Household batteries
  • Hard plastic
  • Scrap metal
  • Garden waste
  • Wood and timber
  • Small electricals
  • Cardboard 

As this is a temporary facility certain items, which are classed as ‘hazardous waste', or are too large to transport easily cannot be recycled at this site.

Residents should not bring items like these to the pop-up:

  • Car batteries
  • Bulbs and lighting
  • Paint
  • Tyres
  • Gas bottles
  • White Goods
  • Tv monitors and screens
  • Large domestic appliances.

If residents need to recycle this type of waste they should book an appointment at either Lamby Way or Bessemer Close recycling centre.

In line with the council's policy at all recycling centres, mixed black bag (general) waste will not be accepted at this facility.

Cllr Michael added: "From February 14th, recycling facilities will also be provided at five hubs across the city including Grangetown; Llanedeyrn; St Mellons, Whitchurch and Ely & Caerau. Residents will be able to recycle books, CD's and DVD's; small electricals; Tetra Packs, print cartridges and household batteries at these hubs. We hope that these local facilities will help residents, that don't have access to a car, to recycle their additional waste that isn't collected at the kerbside.

"If they prove successful, similar facilities will be rolled out to all hubs across the city. If we all work together and recycle as much of our waste as possible, we can continue to be the best recycling core city in the UK and aim to become the best in the world."

The new pop up recycling centres are temporary and mobile, so they do not require planning permission or an environmental permit.

These additional recycling facilities are for household waste only, so vans will not be permitted on site.