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Recycling Service

Carmarthenshire County Council collects blue recycling bags and black residual waste bags on an alternate weekly collection schedule. Food waste is collected weekly.

The blue bags accept co-mingled dry recycling including paper, cartons, cardboard, cans, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, foil and aerosols. Glass cannot be recycled through the kerbside service and should instead be taken to local bottle banks.

To encourage recycling, blue bags, a green food waste bin (compostable bin liners must be purchased separately) and a brown food waste caddy are provided by the council, while black residual waste bags are not.

Garden waste can be collected fortnightly out of a 240-litre wheelie bin with the service running until November. This is a chargeable service, costing either £42 if paid in full, or a total of £49.42 if paid in Direct Debit instalments.

A reduced service is available for flats, with a weekly co-mingled recycling service collecting mixed cans, aerosols and paper from communal wheeled bins, and a weekly residual waste service.

A bulky household waste service is also available with furniture, small and large WEEE and mattresses able to be collected from the kerbside for a charge of £25 for up to three items.

Residual waste is collected from general black bins bags, with a maximum of four standard-sized bags being taken from each household every fortnight.

Carmarthenshire runs four household waste recycling centres across the county.

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Household waste recycling centres in Carmarthenshire

In total

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tonnes of waste was recycled


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saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

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tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided

Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 CWM Environmental Ltd, Llanegwad, Wales 13,844t
Organic Waste
2 Reuse Glass UK Ltd, Wakefield, England 4,068t
3 Jayplas, Alfreton, England 2,359t
4 Tata Steel UK Ltd, Bryn, Wales 2,207t
5 Mekatek Ltd, Carmarthen, Wales 1,102t
Waste electrical and electronic equipment

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 3 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 3 countries (selected materials)

Organic Waste

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Amount recycled 13,844t
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CO2 avoided 831t
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Estimated disposal saving £1,481,340