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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 - carYes    
Batteries - householdYesYesYesYesYes
Cans (food and drink)YesYesYesYesYes
CarpetsYesYes  Yes
Clothes/ textilesYesYesYesYesYes
Cooking oilYesYesYesYesYes
Electrical goodsYesYesYesYesYes
Engine oilYesYesYesYes 
Flourescent tubesYesYesYesYesYes
Fridges / freezersYes    
Gas cylindersYesYesYesYesYes
Garden wasteYesYesYesYesYes
Glass (bottles and jars) YesYesYesYesYes
Glass (window / plate)YesYes  Yes
Household chemicalsYesYes   
Large domestic appliancesYes    
MattressesYesYes  Yes
Metal (scrap)YesYesYesYesYes
Paint / Household ChemicalsYesYes Yes 
Plastic (pink bags)YesYesYesYesYes
Plastic - large (eg furniture)YesYesYesYesYes
Polystyrene Yes    
Televisions and monitorsYesYesYesYesYes
Tetra Paks and drink cartonsYesYesYesYesYes
Wood (other e.g. MDF, laminate flooring, hollow doors) YesYes   
Household waste (non-recyclable)YesYesYesYesYes
Free compost available for public    Yes
Height restriction 2m  YesYesYes

Permits for using the household waste recycling centres

Recycling sites

SitePaperGlass and cansTextiles and shoesBooksPrinter 
Asda, Llansamlet YesYesYes  
Caswell Bay car park recycling site Yes    
Dunvant cycle track car park recycling site YesYes   
Paxton Street car park recycling site YesYesYes  
Penyrheol Leisure Centre recycling site Yes    
Quarry car park recycling site YesYesYesYes 
Sainsbury's car park recycling site YesYesYes Yes
Sketty Lane car park recycling site YesYesYes  
Water Street car park recycling siteYesYesYes   
West End Playing Field car park recycling site Yes    
Ynystawe Park recycling site Yes    

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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