Recycling rate


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Residual waste per person


Recycling Service

Gwynedd County Council provides residents with a weekly kerbside-sort recycling collection system.

For kerbside properties, recycling is placed into a blue box, with the council accepting paper, food and drink cans, glass bottles and jars, foil, aerosols, plastic bottles and pots, tubs and trays, cartons and card. Flats are provided with the same recycling collection except instead of putting recycling into a blue box it is placed in a communal wheeled bin.

A weekly food waste collection is provided, with food waste placed in brown food waste bins. The council provides food waste bags, with more available on request.

The council also operates a fortnightly garden waste service from brown bins for an annual fee of £33, with additional brown bins available for an extra £28 a year.

A bulky household waste collection service is available for furniture, small and large WEEE and carpet for a fee of £23 for up to five items.

Residual waste is collected every three weeks from either green wheelie bins or a maximum of three black sacks.

It operates eight household waste collection centres.

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Household waste recycling centres in Gwynedd

In total

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tonnes of waste was recycled


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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 6 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 6 countries (selected materials)