Recycling rate

66%

Total waste per person

503kg

Residual waste per person

173kg

Recycling Service

Flintshire County Council collects dry recycling on a weekly basis in four containers: a blue box for mixed glass; a blue bag for paper and cardboard; a white sack for metal tins and cans; and a white sack for plastic bottles.

Food waste is collected weekly from a kerbside caddy, and the council provides residents with biobag liners, with more available on request.

The council collects green waste for an annual charge of £30. It also operates a household bulky item collection taking fridges and fridge freezers free of charge, while a charge of £40 is required for the collection of up to five items of furniture, small and large WEEE, mattresses and more, with an additional £5 for every extra item.

Residual waste is collected fortnightly from black bins, with no side waste accepted.

The council operates six household waste recycling centres throughout the county.

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Household waste recycling centres in Flintshire


In total

All materials

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51k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

Selected materials

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£5m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

Selected materials

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18k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 Greenfield Composting Site, Holywell, Wales 11,549t
Organic Waste
2 Ballast Phoenix Ltd, Runcorn, England 6,557t
Incinerator Bottom Ash
3 Biogen, St Asaph, Wales 4,612t
Organic Waste
4 Scarfo Michael Rolando, Mold, Wales 3,997t
Rubble and aggregate
5 Reuse Glass UK Ltd, Doncaster, England 3,192t
Glass

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 6 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 6 countries (selected materials)


Absorbent Hygiene Products


n/a

Batteries


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Amount recycled 14t
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CO2 avoided 8t
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Estimated disposal saving £1,608
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Reported as exported 0%

Carpet


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Amount recycled 187t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £21,086
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Reported as exported 0%

Furniture


Weight icon
Amount recycled 390t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £44,117
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Reported as exported 0%