See items accepted at the city's Household Recycling Centres. 


 The following materials and items are accepted at our recycling centres: 

Mixed Recycling (Green Recycling Bags)

AerosolsFood and drink cansCardboardCorrugted cardboardNewspaper and MagazinesPaper Mixed GlassPlastics


Electrical Appliances, for example:

BatteriesFridges and FreezersLarge electrical appliancesSmall electrical appliancestelecoms and computersFlourescent tubes & lightbulbsTelevisions and monitors 


Building Materials, for example:

RubbleSoilWood and timber

*Please note, only 6 x 20KG bags per property each day are accepted at our recycling centres. Or one car boot full, this must be bagged - no loose loads accepted.*


Other Recyclable Materials, for example:

BooksCar batteriesGarden wasteMixed textiles and clothesPaintScrap metalUsed engine oilVegetable oil 

Taes and Disks


Other Household waste, including:

Household waste
  • General household waste - Please separate out as much recyclable materials from your waste as possible before visiting to make sure a limited amount is being placed in this skip

Household and garden chemicals
  • Household chemicals - We can accept small amounts of household chemicals. These need to be in a sealed bottle, and clearly labelled or they will not be accepted



Additional items

As well as items on the main list above, additional items are accepted at Bessemer Close and Lamby Way.


Gas bottles


*Tetra Paks* a waxy cardboard carton for fruit juices, milk, wine and other liquids – these cannot be put in your green recycling bags.


Bikes (if possible, these are restored to full working condition by Cycle Training Wales to be re-used)


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Items not accepted at any Household Recycling Centre

We do not accept the following items at any of our Household Recycling Centres:


  • Tyres - Take old tyres back to a tyre retailer
  • Asbestos - Asbestos can only be collected by licensed companies. Please see the asbestos page for more information.


Clinical or infectious waste, for example:


  • adult nappies
  • syringes
  • sanitary products
  • soiled dressings and bandages
  • any item that may be soiled by blood or bodily fluids


If you have large amounts of clinical waste you need to arrange a special collection so that the waste can be incinerated. For more details or to arrange a collection contact Cardiff and Vale University Health BoardExternal link opens in a new window on 029 2074 7747 or e-mail



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