Recycling rate

63%

Total waste per person

517kg

Residual waste per person

194kg

Recycling Service

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 weekly from a 7-litre caddy and green sack, respectively. The council provides a bulky household waste recycling service on request. There is a charge for all other items, ranging from £16 for up to three items and £31 for six items. If the furniture or electrical items are in a good reusable condition, the Furniture Revival will collect them free of charge. 

Bulky garden waste and larger items will need a quote before being collected. 

A green (sometimes black) 240-litre wheeled bin is used for residual waste and is collected fortnightly.

There are six household waste recycling centres across the county at Aberbargoed, Wattsville, Hengoed, Pontllanfraith, Llanbradach and Rhymney.

Visit Caerphilly council website

Household waste recycling centres in Caerphilly


In total

All materials

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59k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

Selected materials

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£6m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

Selected materials

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16k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 Bryn Group Limited, Gelligaer, Wales 11,237t
Organic Waste
2 Bryn Group Limited, Gelligaer, Wales 10,146t
Rubble and aggregate
3 Day Aggregates, Bristol, England 5,226t
Incinerator Bottom Ash
4 Neals Soil Suppliers Washing Plant, Trowbridge, Wales 4,107t
Rubble and aggregate
5 Kronospan Ltd, Ruabon, Wales 2,962t
Wood

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 10 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 10 countries (selected materials)


Absorbent Hygiene Products


n/a

Batteries


n/a

Carpet


Weight icon
Amount recycled 66t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £7,465
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Reported as exported 0%

Furniture


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Amount recycled 91t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £10,314
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Reported as exported 0%

Organic Waste

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Amount recycled 11,237t
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CO2 avoided 674t
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Estimated disposal saving £1,269,795
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Reported as exported 0%