Recycling rate

65%

Total waste per person

421kg

Residual waste per person

148kg

Recycling Service

Denbighshire County Council operates three dry recycling schemes for residents: a weekly co-mingled collection, a fortnightly co-mingled collection and a co-mingled collection for flats.

Mixed dry recycling, including cartons, plastics, glass bottles and jars, metal tins and cans, paper and cardboard, is collected from blue wheelie bins, which come in different sizes.

Houses that aren't suitable for wheelie bins or rural properties can recycle tins, cans, glass bottles, cardboard and paper with a white recycling sack scheme.

Food waste collections from orange 23-litre kerbside caddies take place weekly. 

Garden waste is collected fortnightly from 140-litre green wheelie bins or three dumpy sacks (this can be increased to two wheelie bins and six dumpy sacks at an additional cost), with a cost of between £24 and £36 for a renewable 12-month service when residents subscribe online.

The council also runs a bulky household waste items collection, collecting furniture and small and large WEEE at a cost of £3 per item, with a maximum of six items and an admin fee of £8.

Residual waste collections take place on alternate weeks with waste presented in either 180-litre or 140-litre wheeled grey bins and pink sacks.

There are five recycling and waste parks across the county at Corwen, Denbigh, Llangollen, Rhyl and Ruthin.

Visit Denbighshire council website

Household waste recycling centres in Denbighshire


In total

All materials

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26k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

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£3m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

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13k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Top 5 UK recycling destinations

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


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Batteries


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Amount recycled 4t
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CO2 avoided 2t
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Estimated disposal saving £449
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Reported as exported 0%

Carpet


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Amount recycled 224t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £25,346
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Reported as exported 0%

Furniture


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Waste electrical and electronic equipment

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Amount recycled 476t
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CO2 avoided 86t
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Estimated disposal saving £53,748
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Reported as exported 0%

Wood


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