Recycling

Most of you will probably know we have three household waste recycling centres in Wrexham, but are you using the facilities as much as you could?

Remember, the three centres are completely FREE for Wrexham residents to use, and they’re open seven days-a-week.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “If you’re having a clear out, or if you have more waste and recycling to dispose of than usual, please plan a visit to one of the three sites. All the sites are free for Wrexham residents to use, and doing so allows us to recycle your materials correctly. Attendants are available to advise and point you in the right direction if you’re unsure where certain items should go.”

Opening times

Bryn Lane, Wrexham Industrial Estate LL13 9UT

• 8am – 8pm year round

The Lodge, Brymbo, Wrexham LL11 5NR

• March 9am – 6pm
• April to August 9am – 8pm
• September 9am – 6pm
• October to February 9am – 4pm

Wynnstay Bank, Plas Madoc, Wrexham LL14 3ES

• March 9am – 6pm
• April to August 9am – 8pm
• September 9am – 6pm
• October to February 9am – 4pm

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What can be recycled

You’ll no doubt know that you can bring things like paper, glass, wood, garden waste and electrical items to the recycling centres to be recycled – the usual stuff – but there’s actually much more than this.

Have a look on wrexham.gov.uk/recyclingcentres and click on the ‘extra items that can be recycled’ tab for the full list.

Things like car batteries, cooking oil and mattresses are just a few of the things on the extensive list.

No recyclables in general waste skip

If you bring any bags for the general waste skips at the recycling centres, please make sure they don’t have any recyclables in them.

Due to safety measures, our operatives can’t open bags to check for any recyclable materials, so we need you to make sure any bags you take don’t contain anything that can be recycled.

Please make sure any bottles, cans etc. mistakenly placed inside have been removed and are either put in your kerbside recycling or in the respective recycling banks at the recycling centre.

Plan a visit – it saves time

Planning your visit is a sure-fire way to save some time.

Simply put, if you arrive with your materials unsorted, you will be on the site for much longer.

If the materials have been pre-sorted, you’ll have them ready to deposit straight into the correct bays. Put any items you’re unsure about to one side and when you arrive the site attendants will be able to advise you where they should go.

It’s a much smoother process when everyone does this.

Don’t get caught up in fly-tipping

Taking your waste to the sites helps us with our recycling rate, plus it ensures you don’t end up unwittingly involved in any fly-tipping from services offering discount clearances.

There are instances, many in fact, where residents have paid someone to take rubbish away without realising they’ve taken your money and then just dumped the rubbish wherever they can. Leaving you liable if it can be traced back to you.

Cllr Bithell added: “There’s no excuse for fly-tipping. If you pay someone to remove your waste, please ensure that you use a reputable company to do it on your behalf. Anyone who accepts cash for taking your waste should not be using the recycling centres and instead need to dispose of it at a private licensed facility, but unfortunately we’re seeing many instances where waste is just being fly-tipped. If you’re paying someone to take your rubbish away, please make sure they’re legit.”

Anything for reuse?

The reuse shop, run by Nightingale House Hospice, sits within Bryn Lane recycling centre and it’s a place where you can purchase good quality items that have been recycled. They always have a wide range of stock at extremely good value and we’d encourage everyone to go there and see for themselves.

You can also donate items with resale value to the reuse shop at any of our three recycling centres, and they’ll get passed on to the shop. Not sure where to put donations? Just speak to one of our attendants and they will point you in the right direction.

Recycling centre rules

You can get a reminder of the current rules in place at the recycling centres here.

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