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Recycling centres will be CLOSED from Tuesday 24 March until further notice.


Coronavirus and waste collections update

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Recycling sites

There are a number of locations across Swansea where you can take items to be recycled.

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.

Black bags can only be taken to Llansamlet and Clyne household waste recycling centres. We are asking residents to make sure there are no recyclable materials in their black bags before they go into the non-recyclable skip at Llansamlet or Clyne.

The tables below show what you can recycle at each site.

The centres are only closed on Christmas Eve afternoon (from 1.00pm), Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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

Household waste recycling centres

Domestic materialLlansamletClyneGarngochPenlanTir John
Aluminium foilYesYesYesYesYes
Batteries - carYesYesNoNoNo
Batteries - householdYesYesYesYesYes
Cans (food and drink)YesYesYesYesYes
Cartons (Tetra Paks) + paper cupsYesYesYesYesYes
Clothes/ textiles (no duvets, pillows or cushions) YesYesYesYesYes
Cooking oilYesYesYesYesYes
Electrical goodsYesYesYesYesYes
Engine oilYesYesYesYesYes
Fluorescent tubesYesYesYesYesYes
Food - out of date cupboard food/freezer breakdowns in original packaging (no tins or glass accepted)YesNoNoNoNo
Food wasteYesYesYesYesYes
Gas cylindersYesYesYesYesYes
Garden wasteYesYesYesYesYes
Glass (bottles and jars) YesYesYesYesYes
Glass (window/plate)YesNoNoNoYes
Household chemicalsYesYesYesYesYes
Large domestic appliancesYesYesNoNoYes
Metal (scrap)YesYesYesYesYes
Plastic (pink bags)YesYesYesYesYes
Plastic - large (eg furniture)YesYesYesYesYes
Polystyrene YesYesYesYesYes
Reusable items including, furniture, electricals + bric-a-bracYesYesYesYesYes
Televisions and monitorsYesYesYesYesYes
Wood (other eg MDF, laminate flooring, hollow doors) YesNoNoNoNo
Non-recyclable household wasteYesYesNoNoNo
Free compost available for publicNoNoNoNoYes
Height restriction 2mNoNoYesYesYes

Permits for using the household waste recycling centres


Recycling bring bank sites

SiteGlass and cansTextiles and shoesBooks
Asda, LlansamletYesYesYes
Caswell Bay car park recycling siteYesNoNo
Paxton Street car park recycling siteNoYesYes
Penyrheol Leisure Centre recycling siteNoYesNo
Quarry car park recycling siteNoYesNo
Sketty Lane car park recycling siteNoYesYes
Water Street car park recycling siteNoYesNo
West End Playing Field car park recycling siteYesNoNo



Terracycle UK specialise in recycling 'hard-to-recycle' items collected at community collection points throughout the UK including Swansea.

PDF Document Terracycle collection locations in Swansea (PDF, 473KB)Opens new window new window

Using the recycling centres

Our recycling centres 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.

Llansamlet Household Waste Recycling Centre

Ferryboat Close, Swansea Enterprise Park, Llansamlet, Swansea, SA6 8QN.

Clyne Household Waste Recycling Centre

Derwen Fawr Road, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 8DU.

Garngoch Recycling Centre

Phoenix Way, Garngoch Industrial Estate, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 9WF.

Penlan Household Waste Recycling Centre

Heol Gwyrosydd, Penlan, Swansea, SA5 7BS.

Tir John Recycling Centre

Danygraig Road, St Thomas, Swansea, SA1 8NS.

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