Wrexham County Borough Council provides all homes with a weekly dry recycling collection service. In the majority of cases, tins, cans, plastic bottles and metal are collected from a green box, glass bottles and jars from a black box and paper from a blue bag.
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. The top box takes paper and cardboard, the middle box takes plastic, tins and aerosol cans, and the bottom box takes glass.
Wheeled recycling bins are provided for residents living in communal properties. These take paper and cardboard, mixed plastics, glass, tins and cans.
Residents can subscribe to a garden waste collection service for £25 per bin, with each additional bin costing £17.
Food waste is collected weekly alongside the green bins in a separate grey food waste caddy.
The council also provides a bulky household waste collection service for furniture, white goods, garden equipment, carpets and small and large WEEE. Up to eight items can be collected for a minimum charge.
One 240-litre bin’s worth of residual waste is taken a black or blue wheelie bin every two weeks.
There are three household waste recycling centres across the county at Bryn Lane, Brymbo and Plas Madoc.