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.