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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 - torch etcYesYesYesYesYes
Book bankYesYes   
Bottle banksYesYesYesYesYes
Can bankYesYesYesYesYes
CarpetsYesYes  Yes
Clothes bankYesYesYesYesYes
Cooking oilYesYesYesYesYes
Electrical goodsYesYesYesYesYes
Flourescent tubesYesYesYesYesYes
Fridges / freezersYes    
Gas cylindersYesYesYesYesYes
Green wasteYesYesYesYesYes
Household chemicalsYesYes   
Large domestic appliancesYes    
MattressesYesYes  Yes
Paint / Household ChemicalsYesYes Yes 
Plastic (pink bags)YesYesYesYesYes
Plastic - largeYesYesYesYesYes
Polystyrene skipYes    
Scrap metalYesYesYesYesYes
Shoe banksYesYesYesYesYes
Televisions and monitorsYesYesYesYesYes
Tetra Paks and drink cartonsYesYesYesYesYes
Waste engine oilYesYesYesYes 
Window / plate glassYesYes  Yes
Wood skip (MDF, laminate flooring, hollow doors) YesYes   
Wood skipYesYesYesYesYes
Household wasteYesYesYesYesYes
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, LlansamletYesYesYesYes  
Caswell Bay Car Park Yes    
Dunvant Cycle Track Car Park YesYes   
Paxton Street Car ParkYesYesYesYes  
Penyrheol Leisure Centre Yes    
Quarry Car ParkYesYesYesYesYes 
Sainsbury's SupermarketYesYesYesYes Yes
Sketty Lane Car Park YesYesYes  
Water Street Car ParkYesYesYes  Yes
West End Playing Field Car Park Yes    
Ynystawe Park 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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