Recycling rate

65%

Total waste per person

494kg

Residual waste per person

171kg

Recycling Service

Gwynedd County Council provides residents with a weekly multi-stream kerbside recycling collection service.

Residents who have been provided with Cartgylchu, stacked boxes, must sort recycling into three boxes: paper in the top, plastic and cans in the middle, and glass in the bottom box. 

Residents without Cartgylchu must place their dry recycling into the traditional blue recycling box. 

Flats are provided with the same recycling collection, except dry recycling is placed in a communal wheeled bin.

A weekly food waste collection is provided, with food waste placed in brown 23-litre 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 £35, with additional brown bins available for an extra £30 a year.

A bulky household waste collection service is available for furniture, small and large WEEE and carpet for a fee of £27 for up to five items.

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

There are eight recycling centres across the county at Caernarfon, Y Bala, Bangor, Blaenau, Dolgellau, Harlech, Pwllheli and Rhwngddwyryd.

Visit Gwynedd council website

Household waste recycling centres in Gwynedd


In total

All materials

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41k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

Selected materials

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£4m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

Selected materials

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17k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 Ballast Phoenix Ltd, Runcorn, England 5,037t
Incinerator Bottom Ash
2 Biogen, Llanllyfni, Wales 4,988t
Organic Waste
3 Parry Harry Morrus, Buan, Wales 4,811t
Organic Waste
4 Reuse Glass Uk Ltd, Wakefield, England 4,410t
Glass
5 Parry Harry Morrus, Buan, Wales 3,358t
Rubble and aggregate

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 7 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 7 countries (selected materials)


Absorbent Hygiene Products


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Amount recycled 437t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £49,353
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Reported as exported 0%

Batteries


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Amount recycled 18t
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CO2 avoided 10t
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Estimated disposal saving £2,023
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Reported as exported 0%

Carpet


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Amount recycled 169t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £19,081
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Reported as exported 0%

Furniture


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Amount recycled 21t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £2,352
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Reported as exported 0%