Total waste per person
Residual waste per person
Vale of Glamorgan Council operates a weekly co-mingled dry recycling service, taking all of the materials in one container.
Residents can obtain either a blue recycling bag, or recycling boxes for free. These are available from the Civic Offices in Barry, the Alps in Wenvoe and all local libraries. These take paper, glass, cans, cardboard, plastic, aerosols and cartons.
Residents can also obtain 23-litre roadside caddies and a five-litre kitchen caddy for free to participate in weekly kitchen waste recycling. The council also sells bags for £2 a roll, but allows residents to line their bins with newspaper. Garden waste is taken fortnightly in summer from green reusable sacks costing £2 each, with a ring and request service in winter.
A bulky household waste collection service is available on request for furniture, mattresses, large WEEE and carpets at a cost of £15 for three items, with additional items costing £5 each and a maximum of five items collected at a time. All items except mattresses, white goods and scrap metal are sent to Viridor’s Energy Resource Centre.
Fortnightly residual waste collections take a maximum of two black bin bags with non-recyclable waste from the kerbside.
The Vale of Glamorgan runs two household recycling centres in the county.
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||Kelda Organic Energy (Cardiff) Ltd, Cardiff, Wales||
|2||Freeland Horticulture Ltd, Trowbridge, Wales||
|3||Penllyn Farm Estates, Cowbridge, Wales||
|4||Kelda Organic Energy (Cardiff) Ltd, Trowbridge, Wales||
|5||Ardagh Group, Barnsley, England||
|Kelda Organic Energy (Cardiff) Ltd, Cardiff, Wales|
|Freeland Horticulture Ltd, Trowbridge, Wales|
|Penllyn Farm Estates, Cowbridge, Wales|
|Kelda Organic Energy (Cardiff) Ltd, Trowbridge, Wales|
|Rose Hill Farm, Oxenhall, England|
|Sims Group UK Ltd, Allt-yr-yn, Wales|
|Diamond Steel Industry, Karachi, Pakistan|
|Mekatek Ltd, Llanharan, Wales|
|European Metal Recycling Ltd, Great Sankey, England|
|Celsa Group, Cardiff, Wales|