Did you know that your household waste could be used to generate energy, or become completely new items?

Wrexham does very well when it comes to recycling – we are very close already to sending zero waste to landfill, and last year’s annual recycling figure was over 68 per cent.

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Waste not recycled, reused or composted is sent away to produce energy for Power Stations so technically, all of our waste is diverted for good use.

Some materials are easier to recycle than others and require less processing and energy to break them down to a point where they can be used again.

Our capacities and the technology we use has got better over the years – meaning some things that once weren’t popularly recycled, such as some types of plastic packaging, now can be.

We want to make sure people are up to date with what can and can’t be recycled.

Things which we can take for recycling during weekly recycling collections include:

  • Mixed plastics
  • Aerosols
  • Tins and cans
  • Foil
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Paper and card
  • Food waste
  • Textiles

And fortnightly:

  • Garden waste (from the green wheeled bin)

Whether your recyclables are placed in trolley boxes or in the traditional containers, the same items get collected either way – so long as things are correctly stored, you shouldn’t have any problems.

Other items that residents of Wrexham can now take for recycling to our Household Waste Recycling Centres include:

  • Wood and timber
  • Car batteries
  • Electrical items and Fluorescent tubes
  • Hard-core, soil and rubble
  • Garden waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Large appliances
  • Used engine oil
  • Paint
  • Tetra Pak
  • Furniture
  • Tyres

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “Residents’ help has been invaluable as we’ve looked to increase the amount of waste materials we recycle, hitting a record 68 per cent for last year.

“With that in mind, we wanted to remind people that, chances are, they can probably recycle more items than they think.

“And even if we can’t take it during fortnightly household recycling collections, we can accept it if dropped off at one of our three waste and recycling centres, or the Reuse shop in the Industrial Estate”.

Please check our website for further details.

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