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Recycling rate
65%
Total waste per person
495kg
Residual waste per person
174kg

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

Denbigh Recycling and Waste Park

Denbigh Recycling and Waste Park
53.1498, -3.1964

Recycling at Green Lane Car Park, Corwen

Recycling at Green Lane Car Park, Corwen
52.9912, -3.37924

Ruthin Recycling and Waste Park

Ruthin Recycling and Waste Park
53.122048228696, -3.3121007723573

Rhyl Recycling and Waste Park

Rhyl Recycling and Waste Park
53.3092, -3.49635

Recycling at Llangollen Pavilion

Recycling at Llangollen Pavilion
52.9736, -3.17544

In total
All materials
30k
tonnes of waste was recycled
Savings
Selected materials
£3m
saved by recycling instead of disposal
Climate change impact
Selected materials
14k
tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided

Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1
Flintshire County Council
Greenfield, Wales
5,053t
Organic Waste
2
Biogen
St Asaph, Wales
3,850t
Organic Waste
3
Ballast Phoenix Ltd
Runcorn, England
3,126t
Incinerator Bottom Ash
4
Recresco Ltd
Ellesmere Port, England
1,605t
Glass
5
Palm Paper Ltd
Wiggenhall St Germans, England
1,495t
Paper

Where does Wales’ recycling go?

Top countries (selected materials) 2022/23

Glass

Glass icon

Amount recycled
2,305t
CO2 avoided
1,740t
Estimated disposal saving
£260,458
Reported as exported
0%

Top destinations

Metal

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Amount recycled
1,764t
CO2 avoided
4,480t
Estimated disposal saving
£199,318
Reported as exported
13%

Top destinations

Organic Waste

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Amount recycled
11,355t
CO2 avoided
568t
Estimated disposal saving
£1,283,071
Reported as exported
0%

Top destinations

Paper

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Amount recycled
5,733t
CO2 avoided
3,136t
Estimated disposal saving
£647,852
Reported as exported
7%

Top destinations

Plastic

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Amount recycled
1,315t
CO2 avoided
705t
Estimated disposal saving
£148,583
Reported as exported
8%

Top destinations

Textiles

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Amount recycled
522t
CO2 avoided
3,043t
Estimated disposal saving
£58,998
Reported as exported
0%

Top destinations

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