Recycling rate

66%

Total waste per person

631kg

Residual waste per person

216kg

Recycling Service

Wrexham County Borough Council provides all homes with a weekly dry recycling collection service. In the majority of cases this is collected from a green box (tins, cans, plastic bottles and metal), a black box (glass bottles and jars) and a blue bag (paper).

In the summer of 2016, 13,000 properties were given Wheelie Boxes, a stacked unit of three recycling boxes on a trolley to simplify the sorting of materials.

A green wheelie bin taking garden waste is collected fortnightly, free of charge. Residents can have up to two 240-litre green bins taken each collection.

Food waste is collected alongside the green bins in a separate grey food waste caddy, and a weekly textiles collection service is provided for clean clothes and shoes (tied in pairs) presented in plastic carrier bags.

The council also provides a bulky household waste collection service for furniture, white goods, garden equipment, carpets and small and large WEEE at a cost of £40.50 for a minimum of eight items with all additional items collected at a cost of £8.10 per item.

One 240-litre bin’s worth of residual waste is taken a black or blue wheelie bin every two weeks.

The council runs three household waste recycling centres in the local area.

Visit Wrexham council website

Household waste recycling centres in Wrexham


In total

All materials

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56k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

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£3m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

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15k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Top 5 UK recycling destinations

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 10 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 10 countries (selected materials)


Organic Waste

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Amount recycled 15,420t
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CO2 avoided 925t
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Estimated disposal saving £1,649,928
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Reported as exported 0%

Paper

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Amount recycled 4,969t
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CO2 avoided 1,689t
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Estimated disposal saving £531,638
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Reported as exported 24%