Total waste per person
Residual waste per person
Caerphilly County Borough Council collects a co-mingled brown bin from each household every week.
The bin can be used for recycled paper, plastic bottles, tubs and pots, cans, cardboard and glass bottles and jars. Recycling bins are monitored and if a bin is found to be contaminated with non-recyclable materials it will not be collected and will receive a sticker explaining the issue.
Food and garden waste is collected from a caddy and green sack respectively every week. The council provides a bulky household waste recycling service on request, with no charge for three piece suites and beds (including mattresses). There is a charge for all other items of £15.30 for up to three items and £20.40 for between four and six items. If the furniture or electrical items are in a good reusable condition, the Furniture Revival will collect free of charge. Bulky garden waste and larger items will need a quote before being collected.
A green (sometimes black) bin is used for residual waste and is collected fortnightly.
The council also runs six manned recycling centres and several unmanned mini recycling facilities for residents to recycle their waste when they need.
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||Bryn Group Limited, Gelligaer, Wales||
|2||Recresco Ltd, Ellesmere Port, England||
|3||Eco Surface Solutions, Sudbury, England||
|4||Premier Equestrian Flooring Ltd, Middlesbrough, England||
|5||URM (UK) LTD, Thurrock, England||
|Huzur Plastik, Istanbul, Turkey|
|Iml San Vectic AS Akpinar Mah Ismet Atilla Bulvar, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey|
|PT Harvestindo International, Tangerang, Indonesia|
|Kras Gemert BV, Gemert, Netherlands|
|Biffa Waste Services Ltd, Aldridge, England|