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new cardiff > ENG > Resident > Recycling and Waste > Recycling Centres > Vehicle Access to Recycling Centres

Vehicle access to recycling centres

Some vehicles need to be booked in before visiting a recycling centre.
Please see the lists of vehicles that must be booked in to use the centres and those you cannot bring into the centres.

  • Cars.pngCars
  • poeple_carrier.pngPeople Carriers
  • 4by4.png4x4s (without pick up backs)
  • Please note that 6/7 seater vehicles will only be accepted with the 1/2 rear seats folded down.

  • car_trailer.pngCars with small trailers (1.2m X 1.2m Maximum)
  • 4by4_open_back.png4x4s with pick up backs
    van_trailer.pngSmall vans (including transporter type vans)

  • van.pngShort wheeled base transit type vans
  • poeple_carrier.png​Caravelle

These vehicles can only be taken to Bessemer Close recycling centre and each individual visit must be booked in.

To ensure the safe operation of the recycling centres, Bessemer Close can only accept a maximum of 15 booked vehicles per day. Therefore please book early to avoid disappointment.​

Please note: Vans over 2m in height are not accepted at the HWRC. However, they can be taken to our commercial recycling centre at a charge

  • van.pngLarge box vans (Luton type)
  • pickup.pngPick-ups (excluding 4x4s)
    flatbed.pngLong wheel base / high top vans
  • twin_axle.pngAny twin axle vehicle
    van.pngVans over 2m in height
  • flatbed_lifter.pngAny vehicle with a tail lift or tipping body

How to book in your vehicle

You can ask for specific date up to three months in advance. Booking is subject to availability. These vehicles are limited to ten visits a year, and a maximum of three visits a day.

If you do not wish to book in, you can take vans to the Commercial Recycling centre but you will be charged to dispose of your recycling and waste.

You can also book your vehicle by calling C2C on 029 2087 2087 between 8.30 am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. You must give a minimum of 24 hours notice.

We recommend booking as far in advance as possible. Spaces fill  up quickly on weekends and bank holidays.

Bessemer Close can only accept a maximum of 20 booked vehicles per day.

Hired and borrowed Vans

Hired Vans

If you have hired a van, you need to bring a copy of your hire agreement with you.

Please make sure that the van you have hired is within the restrictions above.


Borrowed Vans

If you have borrowed a van from your work to recycle materials from your home, you will need to provide a letter from your employer on headed paper giving permission for you to use the van.

Any rubbish or recycling must be from your house and not business or commercial waste.

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