Upgrades are coming to the Brecon Household Waste Recycling Centre in the Ffrwdgrech Industrial Estate, but it means that site will be closing temporarily on Thursday 16 November to undergo the important safety upgrades and improve the site user experience.

The refurbishment of the recycling centre will include new, safer hardstanding across the site, upgraded drainage, an improved one-way system with easier access, a safer parking area, and a dedicated area for leaving items for re-use. Due to begin on Thursday 16 November, the work will take approximately three months to complete.

Although many of the improvements to the site will not be noticeable to visitors, they are essential to make sure the facility complies with legal requirements, operates safely, and remains easy for visitors to access and use.

“We know that the closure of the Brecon Household Waste Recycling Centre for three months will be unwelcome news, and we apologise for the inconvenience.” Says Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys. “The essential works planned for this refurbishment need to be done for the safety of all users and to ensure the site remains fit for use going forward.

“We are working closely with Potter Group, who run the council's recycling centres, and the contractors to ensure we have picked the quietest time of the year and to make sure we keep the length of time the site is closed to a minimum.

“With a county as large and sparse as Powys, we appreciate users of the Brecon Household Waste Recycling Centre will have to travel much further to visit another recycling centre whilst the refurbishment takes place. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Whilst the recycling centre is closed, residents wishing to recycle items not collected at the kerbside will be able to visit one of the other four centres in the county, the closest of which are in Llandrindod Wells (open Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun) and Lower Cwmtwrch (open Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun).

Cardboard can still be taken to one of the following local community recycling sites:

Brecon Richway



Hay on Wye




While the site hopes most people will be able to hang on to their waste and recycling which cannot be collected through the kerbside collections for the duration of the closure, or taken to an alternative site, they have said that they appreciate this isn’t so easy for garden waste. With this in mind, alternative arrangements are being planned for residents to recycle their garden waste over the autumn/winter months and will be publicised as soon as they are confirmed.

Check online for details and opening days and times of all Powys Household Waste Recycling Centres:https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/725/Household-Waste-Recycling-Centres