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Recycling banks

A recycling bank is one or more large bins or containers where you can take items to be recycled. 

They are located across the city in areas the public can access such as car parks of large supermarkets or community centres, and are emptied once a week. 

Typical recycling banks are pictured below, they will be clearly labelled to show where you can recycle your items. They vary in size and type across the city.​

 Example image of a recycling bank

They can be used to recycle:


  • glass bottles and jars
  • plastic bottles
  • cans and tins
  • paper


Recycling bank location Cardiff ward What you can take there
Maindy Leisure Centre,
Crown Way,
CF14 3AJ
Cathays Cardboard, paper and magazines, glass and plastic, food and drink cans
Cardiff Bay Retail Park,
Ferry Road,
CF11 0JR
Grangetown Glass only
International Way,
CF11 0JP
Grangetown Glass only
Car park behind High Street,
Llandaff Mixed Recycling, e.g. Glass, plastic, paper, cans, tins (no cardboard)
Ty Glas car park,
CF14 5EB
Llanishen Mixed Recycling, e.g. glass, plastic, paper, cans, tins (no cardboard)
Deering Road,
Cardiff Gate Retail Park,
CF23 8NL
Pontprennau Glass only
ASDA Coryton Services,
Longwood Drive,
CF14 7EW
Whitchurch Glass only