Recycling rate

64%

Total waste per person

519kg

Residual waste per person

187kg

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 or grey sack for metal tins and cans; and a white or grey sack for plastic bottles.

Food waste is collected weekly from a 23-litre kerbside caddy, and the council provides residents with biobag liners, with more available on request.

The council collects green waste from brown wheeled bins fortnightly between March and December for an annual charge of £32. 

Flintshire promotes reuse charity Refurbs Flintshire for bulky items and furniture waste. However, it also operates a household bulky item collection, which takes fridges and fridge freezers free of charge. 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.

There are six household recycling centres across the county at Buckfield, Greenfield, Mold, Sandycroft and Rockliffe.

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Household waste recycling centres in Flintshire


In total

All materials

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52k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

Selected materials

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£6m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

Selected materials

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25k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 Greenfield Composting Site, Holywell, Wales 9,293t
Organic Waste
2 Scarfo Michael Rolando, Mold, Wales 5,954t
Rubble and aggregate
3 Ballast Phoenix Ltd, Runcorn, England 5,437t
Incinerator Bottom Ash
4 Biogen, St Asaph, Wales 5,075t
Organic Waste
5 URM Ltd, Doncaster, England 4,753t
Glass

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 3 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 3 countries (selected materials)


Absorbent Hygiene Products


n/a

Batteries


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Amount recycled 25t
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CO2 avoided 14t
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Estimated disposal saving £2,822
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Reported as exported 0%

Carpet


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Amount recycled 177t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £20,011
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Reported as exported 0%

Furniture


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Amount recycled 372t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £42,069
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Reported as exported 0%

Rubble and aggregate


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Amount recycled 6,674t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £754,135
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Reported as exported 0%

Textiles

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Amount recycled 391t
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CO2 avoided 2,278t
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Estimated disposal saving £44,146
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Reported as exported 33%