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Recycling sites

There are 16 places across Swansea where a variety of items can be recycled. Household Waste Recycling Centres are only closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Our 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres have facilities to recycle and dispose of household waste free of charge. They are not able to accept trade, commercial, construction or demolition waste.

Information about all our sites, including opening times are available on our Using the recycling sites page.

Household waste recycling centres

Domestic materialLlansamletClyneGarngochPenlanTir John
Aluminium foilYesYesYesYesYes
Batteries - carYesNoNoNoNo
Batteries - householdYesYesYesYesYes
Cans (food and drink)YesYesYesYesYes
Cartons (food and drink) / Tetra PaksYesYesYesNoYes
Clothes/ textilesYesYesYesYesYes
Cooking oilYesYesYesYesYes
Electrical goodsYesYesYesYesYes
Engine oilYesYesYesYesNo
Flourescent tubesYesYesYesYesYes
Fridges / freezersYesNoNoNoNo
Gas cylindersYesYesYesYesYes
Garden wasteYesYesYesYesYes
Glass (bottles and jars) YesYesYesYesYes
Glass (window / plate)YesYesNoNoYes
Household chemicalsYesYesYesYesNo
Large domestic appliancesYesYesNoNoNo
Metal (scrap)YesYesYesYesYes
Plastic (pink bags)YesYesYesYesYes
Plastic - large (eg furniture)YesYesYesYesYes
Polystyrene YesNoNoNoNo
Televisions and monitorsYesYesYesYesYes
Wood (other e.g. MDF, laminate flooring, hollow doors) YesYesNoNoNo
Household waste (non-recyclable)YesYesYesYesYes
Free compost available for publicNoNoNoNoYes
Height restriction 2mNoNoYesYesYes

Permits for using the household waste recycling centres

Recycling sites

SitePaperGlass and cansTextiles and shoesBooksPrinter 
Asda, LlansamletNoYesYesYesNoNo
Caswell Bay car park recycling siteNoYesNoNoNoNo
Dunvant cycle track car park recycling siteNoYesYesNoNoNo
Paxton Street car park recycling siteNoYesYesYesNoNo
Penyrheol Leisure Centre recycling siteNoYesNoNoNoNo
Quarry car park recycling siteNoYesYesYesYesNo
Sainsbury's car park recycling siteNoYesYesYesNoYes
Sketty Lane car park recycling siteNoYesYesYesNoNo
Water Street car park recycling siteYesYesYesNoNoNo
West End Playing Field car park recycling siteNoYesNoNoNoNo
Ynystawe Park recycling siteNoYesNoNoNoNo

For further information on recycling please contact the recycling office on 01792 635600 or email us at:

Using the recycling sites

Our recycling sites are available to help you dispose of your household waste.

Permits to use HWRCs

If you want to use a van or trailer to bring waste from your own home to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) you need to have a permit.

Check whether you need a HWRC permit

Use our table to check whether you need a permit for your vehicle to use the HWRCs.

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