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When will my local recycling centre reopen - and will I need to book an appointment?

Many recycling centres across Wales plan to reopen on 26 May Credit: PA

A number of recycling centres across Wales have reopened and others are gearing up to do the same after the Welsh Government eased some lockdown restrictions.

But there are a wide range of restrictions and temporary measures likely to be in place - including, in some instances, the need to book an appointment in advance.

Scroll down to find out when your local recycling centre will reopen - and the measures you'll need to take if you would like to pay it a visit.

  • Blaenau Gwent

In Blaenau Gwent, the New Vale Household Waste and Recycling Centre is reopening on 26 May.

The council says pre-booking appointment slots is "essential" and the site should only be visited if the waste cannot be collected at the kerbside. More details can be found here.

  • Bridgend

Bridgend Council will reopen its community recycling centres at Tythegston, Maesteg and Brynmenyn on Tuesday 26 May.

Booking is not required, but there will be a car number plate system put in place to limit how many vehicles can enter on any given day.

The council warns the new measures could result in long queues. It is therefore urging people to only visit the sites if absolutely necessary. More details can be found here.

  • Caerphilly

In Caerphilly, all six recycling centres will begin to reopen to the public from Tuesday 26 May.

Booking is not required but there will be a number of rules and restrictions in place, details of which can be found here.

  • Cardiff

In Cardiff, Bessemer Close recycling centre will reopen on 26 May, while Lamby Way will reopen on 31 May.

An online booking system has been set up and anyone who wishes to visit either of the sites has to make an appointment in advance.

More details can be found here.

Some councils are warning there could be long queues Credit: PA
  • Carmarthenshire

All four household recycling centres in Carmarthenshire are due to reopen from 26 May, but pre-booking is essential.

The appointments will go live on the council's website every Thursday at 08:30, starting from Thursday 21 May, and will be distributed on a first come-first served basis.

More information can be found here.

  • Conwy

Household recycling centres in Conwy are due to reopen on Tuesday, 26 May, but there will be a strict appointment system with timed slots.

Each household is allowed one visit per month, to make sure that everyone who wants to use the centres can get an appointment.

More information including how to make an appointment can be found here.

  • Denbighshire

Denbighshire County Council has said it will re-open its household waste recycling centres during the week commencing 25th May.

No further details have yet been given in terms of any potential rules or restrictions.

  • Flintshire

In Flintshire, all five household recycling centres will reopen on Tuesday 26 May.

No appointments are necessary but the council is urging people to only visit the site if it is essential to do so and says a one-in, one-out system will be enforced.

Full details can be found here.

  • Gwynedd

From 26 May, the recycling centres at Bangor, Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Ffridd Rasus in Harlech and Pwllheli will be open for Gwynedd residents who have booked an appointment in advance.

Slots will be available between 9am and 4pm Tuesday to Saturday, while the centres will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Full details can be found here.

Many recycling centres will require booking in advance Credit: PA
  • Isle of Anglesey

The Gwalchmai and Penhesgyn Household Waste Recycling Centres remain until further notice.

Further information on waste and recycling can be found here.

  • Merthyr Tydfil

Recycling centres in Merthyr reopened on 20 May.

There is no need to make an appointment, but in order to reduce the flow of traffic, residents are only allowed to visit on the day of their recycling collection.

Only one person can leave their vehicle to unload at any one time.

More details can be found here.

  • Neath Port Talbot

Household recycling centres in Neath Port Talbot will reopen on 26 May, but bookings need to be made in advance via the council's website.

Full details can be found here.

  • Newport

Newport's Household Waste Recycling Centre will reopen on 26 May, but the council says booking is essential.

Anyone who wants to use the centre must book online or over the phone in advance and the council says anyone who turns up without an appointment will be turned away.

Once on site, people are also being asked to sort their waste and leave again within a 15 minute window. Full details can be found here.

  • Pembrokeshire

In Pembrokeshire, recycling centres will re-open on Tuesday 26 May for "essential use" only with a booking system.

All visitors will have to pre-book a slot and follow a number of restrictions and guidelines to ensure that social distancing is observed. The council says anyone who hasn’t booked a slot will be turned away.

More details can be found here.

  • Powys

In Powys, the Brecon and Newtown household recycling centres will reopen on 26 May, Llandrindod Wells and Welshpool will reopen on 27 May and Lower Cwmtwrch will reopen on 28 May.

Although booking won't be required, the council says you can only visit one of the sites if it is essential to do so, meaning the waste you need to dispose of cannot be collected on the kerbside.

Full details can be found here.

  • Rhondda Cynon Taf

Ty Amgen, Ferndale, Dinas, Glantaf, Llantrisant and Treherbert recycling centres will reopen on Friday 21 May.

Two temporary 'pop-up' sites are also being established at Abercynon Sports Centre and Rhondda Fach Leisure Centre, where wood, metal, green waste and rubble can be disposed of.

No booking is required but the council is urging people to only visit a site if it is essential and the waste cannot be disposed of on the kerbside.

There are also a number of rules in place to maintain safety, details of which can be found here.

Many councils are introducing news rules to keep staff and visitors safe Credit: PA
  • Swansea

Recycling Centres in Swansea will reopen on Tuesday 26 May but the council warns they "will look very different to how they were before the lockdown."

Booking is not required but residents are being told to only visit if essential and only a limited range of waste materials can be disposed of.

A full list of the guidelines can be found here.

  • Vale of Glamorgan

Household recycling centres in the Vale of Glamorgan will reopen from 26 May but by appointment only.

Residents can book their appointments on the council's website from Thursday 21 May.

Only one appointment slot will be issued per household, per month, until further notice.

Full details can be found here.

  • Torfaen

The recycling centre at New Inn will reopen on 26 May.

There will be a booking system in place and visits to the centre should only take place if classed as essential.

More details can be found here.

  • Wrexham

The household recycling centre at Brymbo has already reopened, but there is a booking system in place.

A maximum of five vehicles are allowed on site at any one time and there are rules in place to keep everyone safe.

More details can be found here.