Recycling rate

69%

Total waste per person

466kg

Residual waste per person

143kg

Recycling Service

Conwy offers residents a weekly multi-stream kerbside recycling collection in a three-box stackable system, the Trolibocs.

The system comprises: a 45-litre top box for paper and card; a 55-litre middle box for plastic bottles and containers, drink cartons and cans, which are collected together and later sorted; and a 55-litre bottom box for glass and cardboard, which are sorted at the kerbside.

Where Trolibocs are not practical, a small number of households have retained the old recycling system involving a bag for plastic and cans, a sack for paper and a box for glass and cardboard.

Food waste is also collected weekly from a separate caddy, which is emptied into the same resource recovery vehicles. A bulky household waste collection service taking furniture, large WEEE, carpets and beds for a minimum of £20 for up to four items, while additional items can be collected for an additional £4 per item

A garden waste collection service operates fortnightly, with re-usable garden waste bags available for £1.50 from local libraries. Up to six bags can be put out for collection at a time. On the same day as garden waste collection, textiles can be put out for collection in a purple sack while small electronics are collected in pink bags.

Residual waste is collected every four weeks in a 240 litre wheelie-bin.  Large households can request another bin.

The council also operates two household waste recycling centres.

Visit Conwy council website

Household waste recycling centres in Conwy


In total

All materials

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38k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

Selected materials

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£4m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

Selected materials

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17k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 UPM Kymmene (UK) Ltd, Shotton, Wales 5,254t
Paper
2 Waste Recycling Group, Llanddulas, Wales 5,120t
Organic Waste
3 Berryman, North Elmsall, England 4,101t
Glass
4 S C Composting, Henryd, Wales 2,562t
Organic Waste
5 Parry Harry Morrus, Buan, Wales 2,410t
Rubble and aggregate

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 5 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 5 countries (selected materials)


Absorbent Hygiene Products


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Amount recycled 336t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £37,984
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Reported as exported 0%

Carpet


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Amount recycled 188t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £21,189
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Reported as exported 0%

Furniture


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Amount recycled 281t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £31,756
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Reported as exported 0%

Glass

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Amount recycled 4,182t
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CO2 avoided 3,178t
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Estimated disposal saving £472,567
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Reported as exported 0%

Incinerator Bottom Ash

Incinerator bottom ash

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Amount recycled 1,912t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £216,031
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Reported as exported 0%

Wood


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Amount recycled 752t
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CO2 avoided 218t
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Estimated disposal saving £84,920
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Reported as exported 0%