Recycling rate

70%

Total waste per person

516kg

Residual waste per person

156kg

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 £27 for up to four items.

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

The council runs two household waste recycling centres.

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

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£2m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

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8k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Where is your recycling going to?

Top 3 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 3 countries (selected materials)


Glass

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Amount recycled 2,283t
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CO2 avoided 457t
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Estimated disposal saving £244,250
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Reported as exported 0%

Textiles

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Amount recycled 495t
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CO2 avoided 2,968t
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Estimated disposal saving £53,017
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Reported as exported 0%

Waste electrical and electronic equipment

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Amount recycled 376t
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CO2 avoided 68t
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Estimated disposal saving £40,229
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Reported as exported 0%