Total waste per person
Residual waste per person
Powys County Council provides residents with a weekly multi-stream kerbside recycling service.
Three bins are provided: a 55-litre red box topped with a net for plastics and cans; a 44-litre light blue box for glass bottles and jars; and a 44-litre dark blue box with a lid for paper and card.
In addition, food waste is collected weekly in a 23-litre kerbside caddy, which is complemented by a 5-litre internal caddy, for which the council provides liners. New liners can be requested free of charge.
The council operates a bulky household waste collection service collecting furniture and large WEEE, which can be booked online. Up to three standard items can be collected for a £30 charge, while items heavier than 50kg cost more depending on their weight.
A garden waste collection service is collected on a fortnightly basis between the start of March and the start of December. Residents must subscribe to the service, which can be done at the Council website.
The total annual costs is £35 for collections from a 240-litre wheeled bin, £30 for collections from a 120-litre wheeled bin and £30 for collections from a sack, with bins and/or sacks provided by the Council.
Residual waste is collected every three weeks, and the standard black wheelie bin is 180 litres, although additional capacity is available by request and following an assessment to ensure eligibility. Residents in flats are typically entitled to two rolls of purple sacks for residual waste a year, equivalent to the capacity of a 180-litre wheeled bin.
There are five household waste recycling centres across the county at Brecon, Llandrindod Wells, Lower Cwmtwrch, Newtown and Welshpool.
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saved by recycling instead of disposal
Climate change impact
tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided
Top 5 UK recycling destinations
|1||Oxford Renewable Energy Limited (OREL), Eynsham, England||
|2||Recresco Ltd, Cwmbran, Wales||
|3||Palm Paper Limited, Wiggenhall St Germans, England||
|4||DS Smith, Sittingbourne, England||
|5||Johnsons Aggregates Ltd, Ilkeston, England||
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Absorbent Hygiene Products
|Oxford Renewable Energy Limited (OREL), Eynsham, England|
|unspecified, unspecified, unspecified|
|Bryn Posteg Composting Facility, Llanidloes, Wales|
|Severn Trent Green Power, Eynsham, England|
|Sundorne Products (Llanidloes) Ltd, Llanidloes, Wales|
|S Norton and Co Ltd, Southport, England|
|Mekatek Ltd, Tredegar, Wales|
|Phoenix Community Furniture Scheme Ltd, Llanllwchaiarn, Wales|
|Sims Group UK Ltd, Allt-yr-yn, Wales|
|European Metal Recycling Ltd, Southport, England|