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Recycling centres

Find out all you need to know about our recycling centres including what can be recycled, centre rules, vehicles permitted, permits and locations.

All of our centres are open 8.30am - 5.00pm 7 days a week (closed from 1.00pm on Christmas Eve and all day on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).

ID checks will be undertaken - please be prepared to present proof of Swansea residency when requested.

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What can be recycled at each site

Domestic materialLlansamletClyneGarngochPenlanTir John
Aluminium foilYesYesYesYesYes
Batteries - carYesYesNoNoNo
Batteries - householdYesYesYesYesYes
Black bags and non-recyclable waste*YesYesNoNoNo
Books, CDs and DVDsYesYesNoNoNo
Cans (food and drink)YesYesYesYesYes
CardboardYesYesYesYesYes
CarpetsYesYesNoNoYes
Cartons (Tetra Paks), paper cups and Pringles tubesYesYesYesYesYes
CeramicsYesYesYesYesYes
Clothes/ textiles (no duvets, pillows or cushions) YesYesYesYesYes
Cooking oilYesYesYesYesYes
Electrical goodsYesYesYesYesYes
Engine oilYesYesYesYesYes
Food - out of date cupboard food/freezer breakdowns in original packaging (no tins or glass)YesNoNoNoNo
Food wasteYesYesYesYesYes
Fridges/freezersYesNoNoNoYes
FurnitureYesNoNoNoNo
Gas cylindersYesYesYesYesYes
Garden wasteYesYesYesYesYes
Glass (bottles and jars) YesYesYesYesYes
Glass (window/plate)YesNoNoNoYes
Household chemicalsYesYesYesYesYes
Large domestic appliances eg ovens, washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers etcYesYesNoNoYes
Light bulbs + fluorescent tubesYesYesYesYesYes
Mattresses (spring only - other types are non-recyclable waste)YesYesNoNoYes
Metal (scrap)YesYesYesYesYes
NappiesYesYesYesYesYes
PaintYesYesYesYesYes
PaperYesYesYesYesYes
Plastic (pink bags)YesYesYesYesYes
Plastic - large (eg furniture)YesYesYesYesYes
Polystyrene YesYesYesYesYes
Reusable items including electrical goods, homeware and bric-a-bracYesYesNoNoNo
RubbleYesYesYesYesYes
ShoesYesYesYesYesYes
SoilYesYesYesYesYes
Televisions and monitorsYesYesYesYesYes
Wood (other eg MDF, laminate flooring, hollow doors) - check what we can't recycle before visitingYesNoNoNoNo
Wood - check what we can't recycle before visitingYesNoNoNoNo
Height restriction 2mNoNoYesYesYes

* Black bags are for non-recyclable waste only. Any bags containing recyclable items will not be accepted with only limited sorting allowed on site.

We will be reviewing the list of materials regularly so keep checking this page for updates.

Recycling wood at Llansamlet Recycling Centre

The following types of wood are NOT accepted as they are classed as hazardous waste:

  • railway sleepers
  • waste wood from docks, block flooring, boats, carriages or trailer beds
  • waste wood treated with creosote

They should instead be disposed of at facilities that accept hazardous waste.

Recycling centres - on site rules

Information on who can use the recycling centres and rules for when you visit to ensure everyone's safety.

What type of vehicles are allowed at the recycling centres

Find out what types of vehicles are allowed at the recycling centres.

Permits to use HWRCs

If you want to use a van or trailer to bring waste from your own home to a recycling centre you need to have a permit.

Llansamlet Household Waste Recycling Centre

Ferryboat Close, Swansea Enterprise Park, Llansamlet, Swansea, SA6 8QN.

Clyne Household Waste Recycling Centre

Derwen Fawr Road, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 8DU.

Penlan Household Waste Recycling Centre

Heol Gwyrosydd, Penlan, Swansea, SA5 7BS.

Garngoch Recycling Centre

Phoenix Way, Garngoch Industrial Estate, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 9WF.

Tir John Recycling Centre

Danygraig Road, St Thomas, Swansea, SA1 8NS.

Other places to recycle

There are other places where you can recycle your waste in Swansea.
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