Recycling rate


Total waste per person


Residual waste per person


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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tonnes of waste was recycled


Selected materials

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saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

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tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided

Top 5 UK recycling destinations

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 7 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 7 countries (selected materials)


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Amount recycled 4,866t
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CO2 avoided 973t
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Estimated disposal saving £520,655
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Reported as exported 0%