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Weighbridges are set into the ground and allow you to weigh vehicles and their contents. Weighbridges are often run by private companies who may make them available to members of the public.

Vehicles are restricted to a maximum weight that is usually set by the manufacturer. Police and Trading Standards officers are able to carry out spot checks on vehicles to ensure they are below the maximum weight. Overloading a vehicle is a criminal offence.

If you wish to run a weighbridge as a public weighbridge you will need to be licensed. You will also be assessed to make sure you can operate the weighbridge satisfactorily and complete any necessary documents.

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How to apply

Please contact Trading Standards on the details below if you wish to apply for a public weighbridge certificate. They will be able to send you a copy of the application form which you should return with the fee.

Weighbridges in Swansea

Swansea's weighbridges are listed below. Contact the site directly to find out opening times, the weight limit and any fees you need to pay for use.

Name and address of public weighbridge
NameAddressContact number
Baling PlantBaling Plant, 6 Ferryboat Close, Enterprise Park, Llansamlet, Swansea, SA6 8QN 01792 796886

The following weighbridges are not licensed for public use.

Name and address of other weighbridges
Tir John Landfill SiteDanygraig Road, St Thomas, Swansea, SA1 8NS
Griffiths RecyclingJR Works, Bryntywod, Llangyfelach, Swansea, SA5 7LE
Derwen PlantNeath Abbey Wharf, Skewen, Neath, SA10 6BL
Stenor EnvironmentalKings Dock, Swansea. SA1 8QT
EPS Environmental Practical SolutionsFreightliner Depot, Crymlyn Burrows, Swansea, SA1 8PX


Name and address of scrap metal dealers
Abertawe Metals15 Dyffryn Close, Swansea Industrial Estate, Swansea, SA6 8QG
EPS Environmental Practical SolutionsGraigola Wharf, Kings Dock, Swansea, SA1 8QT
DBC Site ServicesUnit 7 Players Industrial Estate , Clydach, Swansea, SA6 5BQ
AJT RecyclingFach Industrial Estate, Swansea, SA5 4HF

Natural Resources Wales hold a register of all licensed scrap metal dealers in Wales. You can view the register on their website (opens new window).

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