Winter changes to waste collection and tip opening hours

Winter’s coming and, as a result, changes are being made to garden waste collection and opening times at Lamby Way tip (or Lamby Way Household Waste recycling Centre to call it by its official name).

In summary, garden waste collections will move from fortnightly to monthly and the tip will close at 6pm over the winter.

For specific details, see below:

Opening Hours at Lamby Way

As the days grow shorter, it’s time for seasonal opening hours at our Household Waste Recycling Centres again.  The next scheduled change to opening hours will take place on October 31st 2016 when we move to British Winter Time.

Lamby Way will open 7 days a week from 9.30am, with last entry at 18.00pm during the winter.

All HWRC’s will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


Proof of Cardiff Residency Required to use Lamby Way

Residents are required to show proof of Cardiff residency upon arrival to the HWRC’s to gain access.  Since the introduction of the scheme, additional forms of ID are accepted as proof of residency.  These now include:

  • Photo-card Driving Licence
  • Cardiff Council Tax Bill
  • Tenancy Agreement (no more than 12 months old)
  • Mortgage Statement
  • Bank Statement
  • Utility Bill (no more than 3 months old)
  • Credit card/ mobile phone/ internet/ TV bills (e.g. SKY).
  • Concessionary Cardiff Council Issued Bus Pass
  • Council Voting Forms
  • HWRC/ Inland Revenue bill
  • Letter from Cardiff Council (on headed paper)
  • Cardiff Parking Permit (displaying car registration)


Seasonal Household Garden Waste Collections 2016/17

The seasonal green garden waste collection service will be changing shortly from fortnightly to monthly collections between November 2016 and April 2017.  Monthly collections will begin 3 weeks later compared to last year in response to resident feedback.

Below is information to assist with understanding the changes and any queries you may have;

Can residents purchase additional green wheeled bins?

If a resident has extra garden waste throughout the winter, they can use it a resource in their own homes through home composting.  Compost bins are available to purchase at Lamby for £7, reducing the need for household collections and giving householders the benefit of the compost product.   Additional green wheeled bins will not be provided to compensate for the monthly collections. Additional green wheeled bin requests will not be processed during the winter months and will only be subject to an assessment in line with the Additional Bin Requests Policy.  Alternatively green waste can be taken to the household waste recycling centres free of charge.

What if a resident has extra garden waste to put out?

Extra garden waste that will not fit in the green wheeled bin should be kept for the next collection, home composted or taken to one of the Household Recycling Centres. Residents with re-useable garden waste sacks can place out up to 5 bags per collection.

Should extra green garden waste be put in the black bin/red striped bags?

No, green garden waste should not be put in the black wheeled bin or in red striped waste bags. Garden waste should be held until the next collection, home composted or taken to the Household Recycling Centres.


For a summary of Winter Garden Waste collections, see list:

changes to waste collection winter 2016