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Recycling rate
70%
Total waste per person
447kg
Residual waste per person
136kg

Recycling service

Ceredigion County Council operates a weekly co-mingled recycling system. Clear recycling bags provided by the council take paper, cardboard, tins and cans, Tetra Pak cartons, aerosols and plastics. Glass is collected separately every three weeks from a box provided by the council. 

Food waste is collected weekly and residents are provided with 7-litre internal kitchen caddies for food waste as well as a 23-litre external caddy for use on collection days. 7-litre liners are free and the council sells 23-litre compostable liners at £1.50 for a roll of 25.

A fortnightly garden waste service is provided all year round, with residents being charged £1.40 per bag collected. 

A bulky household waste service is available at the kerbside, collecting furniture and small and large WEEE for a cost of £47 for up to six items, and £47 for a further six items. Ceredigion County Council also works in partnership with reuse organisations CRAFT in Aberystwyth and New Life Community Projects in Cardigan, which offer free collections for furniture and household items in usable condition. 

Residual waste is collected from black bin bags or waste bins every three weeks fortnight. The council says that all reasonable amounts of waste in black bags will be collected if sufficient effort has been made to recycle as much waste as possible.

There are four household waste sites across the county at Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Lampeter and Llanarth. 

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Household waste recycling centres

Aberystwyth Household Waste Site

Aberystwyth Household Waste Site
52.4026, -4.04307

Cardigan Household Waste Site

Cardigan Household Waste Site
52.1013, -4.62653

Lampeter Household Waste Site

Lampeter Household Waste Site
52.1205, -4.07649

Llanarth Household Waste Site

Llanarth Household Waste Site
52.1699, -4.29554

In total
All materials
23k
tonnes of waste was recycled
Savings
Selected materials
£3m
saved by recycling instead of disposal
Climate change impact
Selected materials
10k
tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided

Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1
4,383t
Rubble and aggregate
2
Severn Trent Green Power
Eynsham, England
2,365t
Organic Waste
3
Knauf Insulation
Torfaen, Wales
2,205t
Glass
4
MD Recycling Ltd
Llangoedmor, Wales
1,662t
Organic Waste
5
Johnsons Aggregates Ltd
Ilkeston, England
1,260t
Incinerator Bottom Ash

Where does Wales’ recycling go?

Top countries (selected materials) 2021/22

Glass

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Amount recycled
2,784t
CO2 avoided
2,102t
Estimated disposal saving
£314,642
Reported as exported
0%

Top destinations

Metal

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Amount recycled
1,266t
CO2 avoided
3,217t
Estimated disposal saving
£143,105
Reported as exported
21%

Top destinations

Organic Waste

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Amount recycled
5,796t
CO2 avoided
290t
Estimated disposal saving
£654,937
Reported as exported
0%

Top destinations

Paper

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Amount recycled
3,368t
CO2 avoided
1,842t
Estimated disposal saving
£380,585
Reported as exported
81%

Top destinations

Plastic

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Amount recycled
1,483t
CO2 avoided
795t
Estimated disposal saving
£167,566
Reported as exported
88%

Top destinations

Textiles

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Amount recycled
338t
CO2 avoided
1,970t
Estimated disposal saving
£38,188
Reported as exported
19%

Top destinations

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