Total waste per person
Residual waste per person
Swansea provides residents with a fortnightly recycling and waste service, with food waste collected each week.
On 'green' weeks, residents can present the green plastic bags provided by the council – one for cans, and glass, and one for paper and card – as well as the food waste bin, bundled large bits of cardboard and the reusable white bag for garden waste.
On 'pink' weeks, residents can present the pink plastic bags provided by the council for plastic bottles and pots, tubs and trays, as well as the food waste bin.
The council is currently trialling the use of reusable pink bags to collect plastic in certain areas of Swansea.
A bulky household waste collection service is provided on request, with three items collected for a charge of £17 or six items collected for £34.
There are three different collection options available to flat blocks – recycling banks, recycling bins, or loose bags in a bin store or at the kerbside – along with either communal or individual food waste bins.
The council collects residual waste fortnightly, with each household allowed to put out three black bags for collection each fortnight.
There are five household waste recycling centres across the area.
tonnes of waste was recycled
saved by recycling instead of disposal
Climate change impact
tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided
Top 5 UK recycling destinations
|1||CWM Environmental Ltd, Llanegwad, Wales||
|2||Agrivert Ltd, Bridgend, Wales||
|3||Reuse Glass UK Ltd, Wakefield, England||
|4||Cowbridge Compost Ltd, Cowbridge, Wales||
|5||Palm Recycling Ltd, Wiggenhall St Germans, England||