Conwy County Borough Council 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 7-litre caddy, which is emptied into the same resource recovery vehicles.
Conwy offers one free bulky household waste collection service (furniture, large WEEE, carpets and beds) for one item a year, with an additional five items collected for £5 each at the same time. For additional collections, residents can pay £25 for up to six items.
A garden waste collection service operates fortnightly, costing £35 for a 12-month subscription. This includes one 240-litre wheeled bin, and residents can pay for a maximum of three extra bins for £20 each. Two 120-litre garden waste bags fit into each bin.
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 and batteries in a reusable white bag. The council also provides a collection service for nappies and absorbent hygiene products, which residents can register for on the council website.
Residual waste is collected every four weeks in a 240 litre wheelie-bin.
There are two household waste recycling centres across the county.