Recycling rate

69%

Total waste per person

407kg

Residual waste per person

128kg

Recycling Service

Bridgend County Borough Council provides a weekly recycling collection, with fortnightly residual waste collections.

The recycling system, updated in June 2017, comprises a blue reusable sack that takes plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, and tins and cans. This is complemented by an orange reusable sack that takes cardboard, a white reusable sack for paper, and a black recycling box for glass bottles and jars.

Food waste is also taken weekly, with brown kitchen and kerbside caddies provided, and small WEEE and textiles can also be put out for collection in clear carrier bags. Nappies and other absorbent items are collected fortnightly.

Approximately 2,000 properties in the authority are not suitable for kerbside collections and instead use communal bins (paper, glass, food waste, and plastic and cans) located close to their properties.

A bulky household waste collection is provided on request with furniture, mattresses and large WEEE collected for a cost of £15.50 for up to three items and £5.20 for every booked additional item. A maximum of 15 items can be collected at one time.

A fortnightly garden waste collection can be provided to those who pay an annual subscription fee of £28 (£24 for pensioners). This service operates from mid-March to mid-November and collects two bags every fortnight. Additional bags can be collected for an extra charge.

The fortnightly collection of residual waste takes blue sacks that are provided for free by the council. A maximum of two bags can be put out each fortnight by households with up to five members, while houses with six or more residents are able to apply for extra bags.

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Household waste recycling centres in Bridgend


In total

All materials

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40k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

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£3m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

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12k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


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