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Home Resident Recycling and Waste Recycling banks and 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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The following items can be recycled free-of-charge at both Household Recycling Centres in Mochdre and Gofer (Abergele):

Clothing & textiles No heavily soiled items, shoes should be bagged & paired
Paper & card No cellophane wrapping (e.g. 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 etc

Glass bottles & jars No broken glass
Tins, cans and aerosols All tins, cans and aerosols must be completely empty prior to disposal
Electrical items  

Scrap metal

Hard pastics  


The following items can be disposed of free-of-charge but have restrictions on the quantity:


General refuse No more than 2 bags per fortnight. 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 the keeping of domestic pets will be accepted. Agricultural/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.


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IMPORTANT: Site staff reserve the right to refuse entry to anybody trying to deposit of excessive types of accepted waste (free-of-charge or otherwise), anybody suspected of disposing of trade waste, or otherwise abusing site rules.

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