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Recycling centres

All recycling centres are open but please note there are still restrictions in place to safeguard residents and staff from the coronavirus outbreak.

All of our centres are open 8.30am - 5.00pm 7 days a week.

  • Do not visit the recycling centre if you or anyone you are living with is in self-isolation or showing COVID-19 symptoms
  • ID checks will be undertaken - please be prepared to present proof of Swansea residency when requested


Domestic materialLlansamletClyneGarngochPenlanTir John
Aluminium foilYesYesYesYesYes
Batteries - carYesYesNoNoNo
Batteries - householdYesYesYesYesYes
Black bags and non-recyclable waste*YesYesNoNoNo
Cans (food and drink)YesYesYesYesYes
Cartons (Tetra Paks) + paper cupsYesYesYesYesYes
Clothes/ textiles (no duvets, pillows or cushions) YesYesYesYesYes
Cooking oilYesYesYesYesYes
Electrical goodsYesYesYesYesYes
Engine oilYesYesYesYesYes
Food - out of date cupboard food/freezer breakdowns in original packaging (no tins or glass)YesNoNoNoNo
Food wasteYesYesYesYesYes
Gas cylindersYesYesYesYesYes
Garden wasteYesYesYesYesYes
Glass (bottles and jars) YesYesYesYesYes
Glass (window/plate)YesNoNoNoYes
Household chemicalsYesYesYesYesYes
Large domestic appliances eg ovens, washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers etcYesYesNoNoYes
Light bulbs + fluorescent tubesYesYesYesYesYes
Mattresses (spring only - other types are non-recyclable waste)YesYesNoNoYes
Metal (scrap)YesYesYesYesYes
Plastic (pink bags)YesYesYesYesYes
Plastic - large (eg furniture)YesYesYesYesYes
Polystyrene YesYesYesYesYes
Reusable items including electrical goods, homeware and bric-a-bracYesYesNoNoNo
Televisions and monitorsYesYesYesYesYes
Wood (other eg MDF, laminate flooring, hollow doors) YesNoNoNoNo
Height restriction 2mNoNoYesYesYes

* Black bags are for non-recyclable waste only. Any bags containing recyclable items will not be accepted with only limited sorting allowed on site.

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 and trailers with valid permits are able to visit Llansamlet and Clyne recycling centres as normal.

    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

    To maintain social distancing we're having to limit the number of vehicles allowed on to our sites at any one time so please be prepared for queues. We may have to turn you away and ask you to return another time if the queue is at risk of obstructing the main highway or if there are still queues when nearing closing time.

    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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