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  • Do not visit the recycling centre if you or anyone you are living with is in self-isolation or showing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Black bags are NOT be accepted at any sites at this time
  • ID checks will be undertaken - please be prepared to present proof of Swansea residency when requested
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Recycling centres

All recycling centres are open but please note there are still restrictions in place to safeguard residents and staff from the coronavirus outbreak.

Do not visit the recycling centre if you or anyone you are living with is in self-isolation or showing COVID-19 symptoms.

Opening times for all recycling centres: 7 days a week, 8.30am - 5.00pm.

 

What will be accepted at each recycling centre

We are once again accepting all recyclable materials at our sites. 

However black bags will still not be accepted at any sites at this time. This decision will be under regular review and the restriction lifted when appropriate to do so.

Domestic materialLlansamlet*ClyneGarngochPenlanTir John
Aluminium foilYesYesYesYesYes
Batteries - carYesYesNoNoNo
Batteries - householdYesYesYesYesYes
BooksYesYesNoNoNo
Cans (food and drink)YesYesYesYesYes
CardboardYesYesYesYesYes
CarpetsYesYesNoNoYes
Cartons (Tetra Paks) + paper cupsYesYesYesYesYes
CeramicsYesYesYesYesYes
Clothes/ textiles (no duvets, pillows or cushions) YesYesYesYesYes
Cooking oilYesYesYesYesYes
Electrical goodsYesYesYesYesYes
Engine oilYesYesYesYesYes
Fluorescent tubesYesYesYesYesYes
Food - out of date cupboard food/freezer breakdowns in original packaging (no tins or glass)YesNoNoNoNo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 appliancesYesYesNoNoYes
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, furniture + electricalsYesYesNoNoNo
RubbleYesYesYesYesYes
ShoesYesYesYesYesYes
SoilYesYesYesYesYes
Televisions and monitorsYesYesYesYesYes
Wood (other eg MDF, laminate flooring, hollow doors) YesNoNoNoNo
WoodYesNoNoNoNo
Black bags and non-recyclable wasteNoNoNoNoNo
Height restriction 2mNoNoYesYesYes

* Tip Treasures remains closed at Llansamlet.

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

We'll also be putting updates on our social media  accounts: www.facebook.com/RecycleForSwansea/ and twitter.com/Recycle4Swansea as well as on www.swansea.gov.uk/coronavirusadvice.

     

    Who can visit the recycling centres

    Only Swansea residents can use the recycling centres so we may check for proof of residence. Please bring a recent utility bill, your driving licence or Council Tax bill along with you when visiting the site.

    Vans and trailers with valid permits are able to visit Llansamlet and Clyne recycling centres as normal.

    Ideally only one member of your household should visit. If you need to bring other members of your family, they need to remain inside your vehicle unless they are needed to help carry a heavy item. For example, a single parent could bring their children on site but the children must remain inside the car.

    Which vehicles are allowed at the recycling centres

     

    At the recycling centre

    To maintain social distancing we're having to limit the number of vehicles allowed on to our sites at any one time so please be prepared for queues. We may have to turn you away and ask you to return another time if the queue is at risk of obstructing the main highway or if there are still queues when nearing closing time.

    Please be considerate to local residents and the environment by switching off your engines when waiting in the queue to access the recycling centre.

    Keep your distance - 2 metres apart from any member of staff or site user.

    Site staff are not able to assist with moving or off-loading materials.

    Please be patient during this time and be respectful to members of staff.

    Recycling centres on site rules

     

    Only visit if essential

    You should only visit the recycling centre if it is essential, for example, if waste materials cannot be stored at home without causing risk of injury or harm to health. Please think carefully before you decide to visit the site. Non-essential use puts yourself, other members of the public and our staff at unnecessary risk from spreading the infection.

    Don't forget to recycle what you can from home using your kerbside collections or use the bulky waste collection service to avoid queuing at the recycling centres.

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