Recycling rate

68%

Total waste per person

519kg

Residual waste per person

166kg

Recycling Service

Anglesey provides residents with a weekly kerbside-sort collection service for food and dry recycling, with residents presenting recycling in: a 38-litre lidded red box for paper, card and textiles (in a plastic bag); a 55-litre blue box for plastic bottles and pots, mixed cans and clean foil items; a 55-litre orange box for glass bottles and jars and cardboard; and a 23-litre brown food waste caddy and a 7-litre kitchen caddy.

The council also operates a fortnightly garden waste service, with residents entitled to a 240-litre green wheeled bin. 

In addition, a nappy collection service for children under the age of four is provided to council tax-paying households. Bulky household waste items can be collected for a charge of £30 for up to four items.

From October 2016, the council began collecting residual waste once every three weeks, from 240-litre black wheeled bins. 

There are two household waste recycling centres across the county at Penhesgyn and Gwalchmai.

Visit Anglesey council website

Household waste recycling centres in Isle of Anglesey


In total

All materials

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25k

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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10k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 unspecified, Bourne, England 12,946t
Incinerator Bottom Ash
2 Isle Of Anglesey County Council, Cwm Cadnant, Wales 6,973t
Organic Waste
3 Llwyn Isaf, Llanllyfni, Wales 2,234t
Organic Waste
4 Ardagh Group, Wakefield, England 1,689t
Glass
5 UPM Kymmene Ltd, Shotton, Wales 1,389t
Paper

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 4 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 4 countries (selected materials)


Absorbent Hygiene Products


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Batteries


Weight icon
Amount recycled 19t
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CO2 avoided 11t
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Estimated disposal saving £2,183
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Reported as exported 0%

Carpet


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Amount recycled 290t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £32,730
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Reported as exported 0%

Furniture


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Glass

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Amount recycled 2,243t
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CO2 avoided 1,705t
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Estimated disposal saving £253,496
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Reported as exported 0%

Incinerator Bottom Ash

Incinerator bottom ash

Weight icon
Amount recycled 12,946t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £1,462,899
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Reported as exported 0%

Rubble and aggregate


Weight icon
Amount recycled 1,762t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £199,132
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Reported as exported 0%

Textiles

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Amount recycled 503t
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CO2 avoided 2,931t
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Estimated disposal saving £56,812
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Reported as exported 0%

Wood


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Amount recycled 769t
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CO2 avoided 223t
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Estimated disposal saving £86,846
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Reported as exported 0%