Recycling rate

65%

Total waste per person

567kg

Residual waste per person

200kg

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.

Visit Gwynedd council website

Household waste recycling centres in Gwynedd


In total

All materials

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46k

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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17k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 Parry Harry Morrus, Buan, Wales 5,801t
Organic Waste
2 Biogen, Llanllyfni, Wales 5,240t
Organic Waste
3 Ballast Phoenix Ltd, Runcorn, England 4,759t
Incinerator Bottom Ash
4 Reuse Glass UK Ltd, Wakefield, England 4,145t
Glass
5 SAICA Paper UK Ltd, Partington, England 3,752t
Paper

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 9 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 9 countries (selected materials)


Absorbent Hygiene Products


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Amount recycled 408t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £46,079
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Reported as exported 8%

Batteries


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Amount recycled 24t
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CO2 avoided 14t
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Estimated disposal saving £2,660
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Reported as exported 0%

Carpet


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Amount recycled 200t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £22,544
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Reported as exported 0%

Furniture


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Amount recycled 62t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £6,974
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Reported as exported 0%