Recycling rate

60%

Total waste per person

422kg

Residual waste per person

167kg

Recycling Service

Powys County Council provides residents with a weekly multi-stream kerbside recycling service.

Three bins are provided: a 55-litre red box topped with a net for plastics and cans; a 44-litre light blue box for glass bottles and jars; and a 44-litre dark blue box with a lid for paper and card.

In addition, food waste is collected weekly in a 23-litre kerbside caddy, which is complemented by a 5-litre internal caddy, for which the council provides liners. New liners can be requested free of charge.

The council operates a bulky household waste collection service collecting furniture and large WEEE, with items weighing less than 50kg costing £25 for up to three items to be removed, while items heavier than 50kg cost more depending on their weight.

A garden waste collection service is not provided and the council advises residents to take their garden waste to a household waste and recycling centre or a community recycling site.

Residual waste is collected every three weeks, and the standard black wheelie bin is 180 litres, although additional capacity is available by request and following an assessment to ensure eligibility. Residents in flats are typically entitled to two rolls of purple sacks for residual waste a year, equivalent to the capacity of a 180-litre wheeled bin.

The council operates five household waste recycling centres across the county.

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Household waste recycling centres in Powys


In total

All materials

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34k

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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