The recycling centre in Llangadog will close on Friday, March 24 it has been announced.

The news comes after the council revealed negotiations to secure the future of the recycling centre had broken down.

Repeated efforts were made to reach an agreement with site owners All Waste Services Ltd after the company served the council notice to terminate the contract.

Officers worked hard to try and negotiate a solution that ensures adequate access and safe use of the recycling centre.

AWS own the Llangadog site and have provided the service and management of the facility on behalf of the council for a number of years.

The agreement was initially due to come to an end on March 31 however AWS have announced it will now close a week earlier than planned.

Director of Environment Ruth Mullen said: “The council has been advised that AWS intend to close the Llangadog recycling site on March 24 at 5pm.

“The company has stated their reason for not keeping the site open until the 31st is due to potential additional costs with regard to decommissioning and disposal of waste past this date.

“The council is extremely disappointed that AWS is not prepared to fulfil their contractual obligations to keep the site open for use until March 31 and are working hard to put in place alternative provision as soon as possible.”

Alternative arrangements have been made to provide recycling banks for residents at Llandovery Rugby Club. The council is aiming for this new site to be open for April 1.

Black bag waste, garden waste, electricals and wood etc should be taken to the nearest recycling centre at Wernddu near Ammanford whilst the council looks at the longer-term provision for the area.