Recycling rate

66%

Total waste per person

499kg

Residual waste per person

171kg

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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23k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

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£3m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

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8k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


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Absorbent Hygiene Products


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Batteries


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Amount recycled 9t
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CO2 avoided 5t
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Estimated disposal saving £1,006
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Reported as exported 0%

Carpet


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Amount recycled 119t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £13,438
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Reported as exported 0%

Furniture


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Glass

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Amount recycled 2,646t
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CO2 avoided 2,011t
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Estimated disposal saving £299,027
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Reported as exported 0%

Incinerator Bottom Ash

Incinerator bottom ash

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Amount recycled 2,888t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £326,319
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Reported as exported 0%

Textiles

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Amount recycled 225t
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CO2 avoided 1,312t
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Estimated disposal saving £25,433
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Reported as exported 0%

Waste electrical and electronic equipment

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Amount recycled 176t
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CO2 avoided 32t
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Estimated disposal saving £19,897
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Reported as exported 0%