Recycling & Rubbish
Use these pages to find out about the ways you can dispose of your recycling and rubbish as well as getting tips on how to recycle more and information on your collections.
We provide a Kerbside Collection Scheme for recycling and rubbish. You are provided with a weekly collection but you are asked to sort your waste into the appropriate bag or bin.
Your collections are split into Green Week and Pink Week.
Remember that your black bags are now collected on your pink week only but your kitchen waste is collected every week.
If you are using all of the kerbside recycling collections you will notice that there is not a lot of household waste left in your black.
If you are unsure of your recycling and rubbish collections days use our Recycling & Rubbish Collection Search.
If you want more information on recycling or have a question about your collections, please contact the Recycling Team on 01792 635600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to report a non collection please wait until after 4pm on the day of your collection to give the crews enough time to have completed your area.
The recycling section also provides information on other recycling initiatives in Swansea as well as our schools information pages Sammy Seagull's School of Recycling
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Our kerbside collection scheme has expanded to include a number of items including glass, paper, cans, kitchen waste, garden waste, cardboard and plastics as well as household rubbish.
We want to make it as easy to recycle as possible. To help make sure you always have enough bags and boxes these are available in a number of places.
Use this search to help you find out when all your Recycling and Rubbish collections will be.
The way we collect recycling from flats is slightly different to how we collect it from other households
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There are 24 different locations across the City and County of Swansea where a variety of items can be recycled. The tables below detail what can be recycled in your area.
Collection days may alter when there is a Bank Holiday. Please check your revised date below.
The Swansea Swap Shop is a simple, innovative idea that encourages people to swap or giveaway items that may otherwise go to waste and best of all, it's free.
A large number of items can be recycled in Swansea through kerbside collections, at recycling sites and through other schemes.
The council operates a collection service for up to three 'bulky' household items. There is a charge of £16.50 for up to 3 items. People on certain benefits can arrange free collections
Home composting is the most environmentally friendly method of dealing with organic waste.
Be fantastic recycle your plastic
The average family produces 1 ton of rubbish each year, that is about the same weight as a car!
Meet Sammy Seagull our recycling expert.
Get tips on how to store your recyclables between collections
Bringing together individuals and organisations in Swansea who are involved in waste and recycling
Keep abreast of what is happening in the world of waste and recycling across the County.
The Corner Shop in Llansamlet at the Household Waste Recycling Centre is now open for business. It can be found located at the end of the site. Currently we are only open from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm but the intention is to open 7 days a week in the future.
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