Recycling rate

72%

Total waste per person

526kg

Residual waste per person

149kg

Recycling Service

Pembrokeshire County Council operates a weekly multi-stream kerbside recycling scheme. Residents receive a blue box for paper recycling, a reusable blug bag for card and cardboard, a reusable red bag for metal packaging, a reusable reg bag for plastic packaging and cartons and a green box for glass packaging. 

Food waste is collected weekly with the council providing a large green food waste bin for the kerbside, a silver food waste caddy for the kitchen, and an annual supply of compostable bags to line the caddy.

Residual waste is collected once every three weeks. Each household is provided with 52 grey bags for the year and can put out a maximum of three grey bags for each kerbside collection, which is sent to an Energy from Waste facility in South Wales. 

The council also offers a fortnightly garden waste collection service from the start of March until the end of November. Residents have to subscribe to the service, with subscriptions opening at the start of February each year. annual subscriptions cost £48 normally, with a £5 discount for online subscribers.

A bulky household waste collection service is provided by submitting a request at the Council website at a cost of £20 for 10 items or less.

 

There are six household waste recycling centres across the county at Haverfordwest, Fishguard, St Davids, Crane Cross, Waterloo and Hermon.

Visit Pembrokeshire council website

Household waste recycling centres in Pembrokeshire


In total

All materials

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47k

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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19k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 Parc Stormy AD Facility, Bridgend, Wales 7,069t
Organic Waste
2 CWM Environmental Ltd, Llanegwad, Wales 6,751t
Organic Waste
3 Lawrence Bros, Nolton, Wales 6,590t
Rubble and aggregate
4 Recresco Ltd, Cwmbran, Wales 4,359t
Glass
5 UPM Kymmene Ltd, Shotton, Wales 3,130t
Paper

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 10 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 10 countries (selected materials)


Absorbent Hygiene Products


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Amount recycled 264t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £29,855
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Reported as exported 0%

Batteries


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Amount recycled 42t
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CO2 avoided 25t
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Estimated disposal saving £4,798
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Reported as exported 0%

Carpet


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Amount recycled 266t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £30,020
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Reported as exported 0%

Furniture


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Amount recycled 244t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £27,561
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Reported as exported 0%

Glass

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Amount recycled 4,359t
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CO2 avoided 3,313t
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Estimated disposal saving £492,546
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Reported as exported 0%

Rubble and aggregate


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Amount recycled 6,590t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £744,641
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Reported as exported 0%

Textiles

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Amount recycled 536t
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CO2 avoided 3,126t
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Estimated disposal saving £60,592
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Reported as exported 0%