Recycling rate

65%

Total waste per person

565kg

Residual waste per person

199kg

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. The number of recycling bags a resident can put out weekly is unlimited.

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 from early March until early November and fortnightly from early November to late February, 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. 

There are six recycling centres across the county at Aberdare, Ferndale, Dinas, Treforest, Llantrisant and Treherbert.

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Household waste recycling centres in Rhondda Cynon Taf


In total

All materials

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88k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

Selected materials

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£8m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

Selected materials

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32k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 Biogen, Aberdare, Wales 11,211t
Organic Waste
2 Llantrisant Recycling Centre, Llanharan, Wales 7,966t
Organic Waste
3 Kronospan Ltd, Ruabon, Wales 6,730t
Wood
4 Day Aggregates, Bristol, England 6,522t
Incinerator Bottom Ash
5 URM (UK) LTD, Thurrock, England 3,541t
Glass

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 1,130t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £127,673
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Reported as exported 0%

Batteries


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Amount recycled 7t
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CO2 avoided 4t
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Estimated disposal saving £790
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Reported as exported 0%

Carpet


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Amount recycled 313t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £35,398
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Reported as exported 0%

Furniture


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Amount recycled 1,119t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £126,413
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Reported as exported 0%