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Recycling Service

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council operates a weekly co-mingled recycling collection service.

Using clear recycling bags, the service collects cardboard, glass bottles and jars, tins and cans, plastic bottles, polystyrene, pots, tubs and trays and cartons. Paper is also collected, and the council asks residents to put this in a separate bag to avoid contamination. Batteries are collected in a separate orange bag, which can be placed inside any of the clear recycling bags on the day of collection.

Garden waste is collected weekly in the same recycling bags by a green waste vehicle, while residual waste is presented in black refuse bags or wheelie bins (dependent on the area) and is collected fortnightly.

There is a separate collection for food waste, which is collected weekly from large exterior caddies. Smaller kitchen caddies are provided by the council with biodegradable bags to line both bins. Additional bags are available on request.

Bulky household waste, restricted to furniture and small WEEE, is collected on request, with three items being collected at a time for a charge of £11.70. Bulky household items can be taken to one of the council's Community Recycling Centres free of charge. 

The council operates seven Community Recycling Centres across the county borough.

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Household waste recycling centres in Rhondda Cynon Taf

In total

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tonnes of waste was recycled


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saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

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tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided

Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 Biogen, Aberdare, Wales 10,698t
Organic Waste
2 Llantrisant Recycling Centre, Llanharan, Wales 7,183t
Organic Waste
3 Tom Pritchard, Llanharan, Wales 5,176t
4 SAICA Paper UK Ltd, Partington, England 2,105t
5 ERP UK, London, England 1,319t
Waste electrical and electronic equipment

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 9 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 9 countries (selected materials)

Waste electrical and electronic equipment

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Amount recycled 1,319t
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CO2 avoided 237t
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Estimated disposal saving £141,146
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Reported as exported 0%