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Student recycling + rubbish

If you are living off campus in a flat or house there are recycling and rubbish collections to help you dispose of your waste.

Get it sorted! Sortwch e'!

The councils recycling team will be delivering recycling equipment and information to students living in rented houses in multiple occupation off campus in September, and promoting the service to residents during the first weeks of term.

You can also read the following guidance on the recycling and rubbish collections to make sure you Get it sorted.

Living in halls of residence on campus? Then read no further as you will receive a different service.

What do we collect?

Most of the waste you create at home can be recycled. Paper, cardboard, plastics, cans and glass, food waste and garden waste can all be collected from the kerbside. We also collect general household waste that cannot be recycled.

To find more information about which materials we collect and in which bag or container see our kerbside collections guide.

Collection day and week

In Swansea collections are split into Green and Pink weeks with different bags collected on a fortnightly basis.

If you live in Brynmill, Uplands, Mount Pleasant or Sandfields your collection day is Wednesday. You can find a collection schedule for your area in our PDF Document Student recycling guide (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window.

If you live in a different area use our recycling and rubbish collections search to find out when your collections are.

Recycling and rubbish containers should only be placed out for collection after 7.00pm the evening before or before 7.00am on the day of collection.

Need recycling kit?

Recycling kit including bags and food waste bins will be delivered to most student households in September.

Recycling bags and food waste bins are available to collect from council libraries and district housing offices. Bags are also available to collect from many local post offices and convenience stores and at both University campuses. 

Below is a list of bag outlets near both main University campuses. A full list of outlets across Swansea is available - Need more recycling bags?

Brynmill and Uplands

  • Fulton House reception, Swansea University, Singleton Park, SA2 8PP
  • Uplands Post Office, Uplands News, 4-6, Gwydr Square, Uplands, SA2 0HD
  • Lifestyle Express, King Edwards Road, SA1 4LX
  • Kays Convenience Store, 61, Bernard Street, SA2 0HS

Mount Pleasant

  • Students Union, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Mount Pleasant Campus, Mount Pleasant, SA1 6ED
  • Londis, 49, Norfolk Street, Mount Pleasant, SA1 6JQ

City Centre

  • Walters Road Post Office, 12, Walters Road, SA1 5NF
  • Swansea Mobility Hire, Plymouth Street, SA1 3AR
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