Recycling rate

67%

Total waste per person

602kg

Residual waste per person

200kg

Recycling Service

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.

Visit Wrexham council website

Household waste recycling centres in Wrexham


In total

All materials

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55k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

Selected materials

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£6m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

Selected materials

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22k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 3 C Waste Ltd, Upton, England 14,342t
Organic Waste
2 Wrexham Borough Council, Gresford, Wales 5,238t
Rubble and aggregate
3 Ballast Phoenix Ltd, Runcorn, England 4,544t
Incinerator Bottom Ash
4 Kronospan Ltd, Ruabon, Wales 4,071t
Wood
5 Tudor Griffiths Ltd, Ellesmere, England 3,798t
Rubble and aggregate

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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Batteries


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Amount recycled 38t
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CO2 avoided 22t
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Estimated disposal saving £4,257
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Reported as exported 0%

Carpet


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Amount recycled 510t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £57,632
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Reported as exported 0%

Furniture


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Amount recycled 71t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £8,017
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Reported as exported 0%

Glass

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Amount recycled 5,110t
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CO2 avoided 3,884t
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Estimated disposal saving £577,419
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Reported as exported 0%

Rubble and aggregate


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Amount recycled 9,036t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £1,021,082
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Reported as exported 0%

Textiles

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Amount recycled 784t
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CO2 avoided 4,573t
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Estimated disposal saving £88,643
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Reported as exported 0%

Wood


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Amount recycled 4,071t
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CO2 avoided 1,181t
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Estimated disposal saving £459,992
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Reported as exported 0%