RECYCLING Centres will be closed on New Year’s Day, Powys County Council (PCC) has reiterated.

Centres were closed also on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but will be open as normal at other times, with the council asking residents to check online for full details.

PCC has also asked people living locally to remember that Brecon Recycling Centre is currently closed for refurbishment.

On its website, PCC said: “Brecon Household Waste Recycling Centre is now temporarily closed for refurbishment.

“The refurbishment to the recycling centre will include new, safer hardstanding across the site, upgraded drainage, an improved one-way system with easier access and safer parking area, and a dedicated area for leaving items for re-use.”

In relation to mixed waste, PCC continued: “In order to ensure that we maximise recycling at our household waste recycling centres the council operates a 'no mixed waste' policy.

“This means that residents are required to sort their waste before visiting the sites, removing all recyclable material.

“Any resident bringing mixed waste to the recycling centres will be asked to sort this on site by site staff.

“If you're bringing excess residual waste from a missed kerbside collection, please remember that lots more materials such as plastic film and electricals can be recycled at the HWRCs than through your weekly kerbside recycling collection.


“These items must also be sorted into the different recycling containers on site and not included in any residual rubbish bags.”

See individual centres at  for further information on what is expected from you before making your way to the centres.

PCC announced earlier in December that waste and recycling collection days were changing over Christmas and the New Year period for Powys residents.

You can use the online bin day checker to find your revised festive collection dates; visit