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Using the recycling sites

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

To make sure you make the most of these facilities please read the information below.

Opening times

Llansamlet recycling centre is open 7 days a week from 7.30am - 6.00pm (summer) and 8.30am - 5.00pm (winter). Clyne, Penlan, Garngoch and Tir John recycling centres are open 7 days a week from 8.30am - 5.00pm. Household waste recycling centres are only closed on Christmas Eve afternoon (from 1.00pm), Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

The baling plant next to Llansamlet Household Waste Recycling Centre is open for all chargeable waste from Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Saturday 8.30am - 11.30am. They can be contacted on 01792 796886.

The opening times of our recycling bring bank sites will depend on where they are sited. In most cases access is available 24 hours a day though we cannot guarantee access on private land (eg supermarkets) at all times.

Using the household waste recycling centres

To make use of this facility, you must be a resident of the City and County of Swansea, and be recycling or disposing of your own household waste.

Height restrictions are in place at the Tir John, Penlan and Garngoch sites. These limit the height of vehicles able to use the sites to under 2m. No vehicles that exceed this clearance will be able to obtain access to the civic amenity sites. It is hoped this will deter businesses misusing the facilities and encourage them to use proper trade waste provisions instead.

Pedestrians are not permitted to enter any of our 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres due to health and safety concerns.

Make your efforts count by placing things in the proper containers

When you save your recyclable materials to take to one of the many recycling points across the county make sure you put all the materials into the proper containers. We do our utmost to make sure all the containers are emptied regularly but if any of them are full please take the material away and return on another day. If you leave bags of recyclable materials on the ground around the banks or on top of banks it will be collected by our cleansing crews and end up in landfill.

Asbestos

Due to the hazardous nature of asbestos waste, it must NOT be taken to any household waste recycling centre. For more information about asbestos and ways in which you can safely manage this type of material visit our asbestos pages.

Car batteries

Unfortunately due to a spate of break ins and thefts of car batteries this service is being temporarily withdrawn from the sites at Penlan and Clyne. Car batteries can still be taken to the site in Llansamlet where there is 24 hour security.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Glass and cans

Glass bottles and jars and cans can all be placed in the glass recycling bins.

DIY projects at home?

Most of us undertake small DIY projects at home at some point or another with varying degrees of success! You will be left wondering what to do with the waste. Rubble skips are now available at all five of our sites. Please bag your waste and empty them into the skips. There is no limit to the amount of rubble that can be recycled on all sites.

Plasterboard is not classed as rubble and can only be accepted at the baling plant in Llansamlet. Due to the nature of this waste it is not permitted to be sent to landfill and requires specialist treatment for it to be disposed of safely so please note that there will be a charge (cash only) when taking it to the baling plant. For more information phone 01792 796886.

Please check the list of all the sites on these pages for a comprehensive list of materials accepted at them.

If a builder does the work he should either include the cost of a skip in the quote or take away the waste with him when he's finished. Please make sure he is a reputable builder and has the necessary licence to carry and dispose of this type of waste. If he is reputable, he won't mind showing you.

Don't forget Tip Treasures - reuse shop  accepts items that would normally be headed for landfill. It's a great place to pick up a bargain too.

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