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Before you visit the recycling centres:

  • do not visit the recycling centre if you or anyone you are living with is in self-isolation or showing COVID-19 symptoms
  • black bags will NOT be accepted at any sites when they are first open
  • only a very limited range of materials will be accepted (see list below)
  • id checks will be undertaken - please be prepared to present proof of Swansea residency when requested
  • trailers will not be permitted
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Recycling centres re-opening

From Tuesday 26 May we will be re-opening all our Household Waste Recycling Centres for the public to dispose of certain types of household waste but there will be some changes in how we operate them and what we expect from residents.

Do not visit the recycling centre if you or anyone you are living with is in self-isolation or showing COVID-19 symptoms.

Opening times for all recycling centres: 7 days a week, 8.30am - 5.00pm.


What will be accepted at each recycling centre

All recycling centres will be open but to maintain social distancing through reducing initial demand we are only accepting a very limited range of materials. Please carefully check the table below for more information. 

Black bags will NOT be accepted at any sites when they are first open. If a material is not listed in the table it is not currently accepted at any of our sites.

Domestic materialLlansamlet*ClyneGarngochPenlanTir John
Hardcore (soil, rubble, ceramics)YesYesYesYesYes
Garden wasteYesYesYesYesYes
Tumble dryer, cooker, washing machinesYesYesNoNoYes
Black bags and non-recyclable wasteNot currently accepted
Aluminium foilNot currently accepted
Batteries - carNot currently accepted
Batteries - householdNot currently accepted
BooksNot currently accepted
Cans (food and drink)Not currently accepted
CarpetsNot currently accepted
Cartons (Tetra Paks) + paper cupsNot currently accepted
Clothes/ textiles (no duvets, pillows or cushions)Not currently accepted
Cooking oilNot currently accepted
Electrical goodsNot currently accepted
Engine oilNot currently accepted
Fluorescent tubesNot currently accepted
Food - out of date cupboard food/freezer breakdowns in original packaging (no tins or glass)Not currently accepted
Food wasteNot currently accepted
Gas cylindersNot currently accepted
Glass (bottles and jars)Not currently accepted
Glass (window/plate)Not currently accepted
Household chemicalsNot currently accepted
Metal (scrap)Not currently accepted
NappiesNot currently accepted
PaintNot currently accepted
PaperNot currently accepted
Plastic (pink bags)Not currently accepted
Plastic - large (eg furniture)Not currently accepted
PolystyreneNot currently accepted
Reusable items including, furniture, electricals + bric-a-bracNot currently accepted
ShoesNot currently accepted
SoilNot currently accepted
Televisions and monitorsNot currently accepted
Free compost available for publicNot currently available

* Tip Treasures remains closed at Llansamlet.

We will be reviewing the list of materials regularly so keep checking this page for updates.

We'll also be putting updates on our social media  accounts: and as well as on


    Who can visit the recycling centres

    Only Swansea residents can use the recycling centres so we may check for proof of residence. Please bring a recent utility bill, your driving licence or Council Tax bill along with you when visiting the site.

    Vans with valid permits are able to visit Llansamlet and Clyne recycling centres as normal but no trailers will be allowed.

    Ideally only one member of your household should visit. If you need to bring other members of your family, they need to remain inside your vehicle unless they are needed to help carry a heavy item. For example, a single parent could bring their children on site but the children must remain inside the car.

    Which vehicles are allowed at the recycling centres


    At the recycling centre

    The demand at the recycling centres will be very high. To maintain social distancing we're having to limit the number of users disposing of their recycling and waste at any time so expect severe delays getting onto site. We may have to turn you away and ask you to return another time if the queue is going to spill onto the main highway.

    Please be considerate to local residents and the environment by switching off your engines when waiting in the queue to access the recycling centre.

    Keep your distance - 2 metres apart from any member of staff or site user.

    Site staff are not able to assist with moving or off-loading materials.

    Please be patient during this time and be respectful to members of staff.

    Recycling centres on site rules


    Only visit if essential

    You should only visit the recycling centre if it is essential, for example, if waste materials cannot be stored at home without causing risk of injury or harm to health. Please think carefully before you decide to visit the site. Non-essential use puts yourself, other members of the public and our staff at unnecessary risk from spreading the infection.

    Don't forget to recycle what you can from home using your kerbside collections or use the bulky waste collection service to avoid queuing at the recycling centres.

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