Recycling rate

70%

Total waste per person

452kg

Residual waste per person

135kg

Recycling Service

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.

Visit Conwy council website

Household waste recycling centres in Conwy


In total

All materials

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37k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

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£4m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

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16k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


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Absorbent Hygiene Products


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Batteries


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Amount recycled 20t
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CO2 avoided 12t
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Estimated disposal saving £2,296
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Reported as exported 37%

Carpet


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Amount recycled 91t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £10,263
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Reported as exported 0%

Furniture


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Amount recycled 353t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £39,842
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Reported as exported 0%

Glass

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Amount recycled 4,717t
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CO2 avoided 3,585t
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Estimated disposal saving £533,013
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Reported as exported 0%

Incinerator Bottom Ash

Incinerator bottom ash

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Amount recycled 3,975t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £449,120
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Reported as exported 0%

Paper

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Amount recycled 5,010t
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CO2 avoided 2,755t
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Estimated disposal saving £566,094
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Reported as exported 0%