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Home Resident Recycling and Waste Household Recycling Centres What can I recycle free of charge at Household Recycling Centres?

What can I recycle free of charge at Household Recycling Centres?

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You can recycle most items free of charge at Household Recycling Centres.
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You can recycle these items free of charge at both Household Recycling Centres in Mochdre and Gofer (Abergele):

Clothing & textiles No heavily soiled items, shoes should be bagged and paired
Paper & card No cellophane wrapping (for example, on junk mail)
Mixed plastics No heavily soiled items
Garden waste

Leaves, cuttings, clippings, twigs and small branches only.
No soil, rubble, plant pots, compost bags or similar
No general household waste such as cans or plastic

Glass bottles & jars  
Tins, cans and aerosols All tins, cans and aerosols must be completely empty
Electrical items No commercial fridges or freezers.  No ammonia fridges (some portable fridges and older models use ammonia)

Scrap metal

Hard plastics  

You can bring these items to throw away, but there are restrictions on how much you can bring:

General refuse No more than 2 bags per fortnight. Our site staff reserve the right to ask you to process your
general waste in the recycling sorting area.
Animal waste 2 bin liners per fortnight
Only animal waste from domestic pets will be accepted.
Agricultural or farm waste is not allowed.
Fluorescent light tubes 5 per year
Carpet Equivalent to 6 rooms per year (with hallway, landing and stairs counting as one room)
Fuel containers Must be cut into a minimum of two pieces. 
Household or garden chemicals Only small bottles, which must be clearly labelled and well-sealed. Industrial grade chemicals will not be accepted.
Used engine oil or cooking oil 10 litres per year
Paint 15 units per year
A ‘unit’ is 2.5 litres (or equivalent)
Car batteries 2 per year
Mattresses See here for information on disposing of mattresses.


IMPORTANT: Our site staff reserve the right to refuse entry if you are

• trying to deposit excessive types of accepted waste (free of charge or otherwise),
• suspected of disposing of trade waste,
• abusing site rules.

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