Wales Recycling Centres

We operate five Recycling Centres in Wales on behalf of Conwy County Borough Council and Denbighshire County Council. They are located at Mochdre, Abergele, Rhyl, Ruthin and Denbigh. We collect a wide range of items for recycling and also accept garden and household waste.

Booking an Appointment

You need to book an appointment to visit the Recycling Centres.

If you live in Conwy County Borough Council please book your appointment here

If you live in Denbighshire County Council please book your appointment here

Each household can book up for 6 visits to the sites every two months.

What will happen when I get to the Recycling Centre?

  • Please arrive as close to your time slot as possible, to avoid queues.
  • You will then have 10 minutes for your visit to the site. Please make sure you finish unloading your waste within this time.
  • Only two people will be allowed out of the car - please only bring items you can carry.
  • Wear appropriate clothing such as gloves or boots if you are handling sharp or heavy objects
  • We strongly recommend you sort your waste before you come, to make sure you can unload within your 10 minute slot.

If you are abusive to staff at the site, you will be asked to leave and the Police may be called. 

Opening Hours

 

Monday - Saturday

Sunday

April - October

9.00 - 17.00

9.00 - 16.00

November - March

9.00 - 16.00

9.00 - 16.00

Please note:

  • Denbigh site - closed on Thursday
  • Ruthin site – closed on Friday
  • 27 – 31 December: Abergele & Mochdre sites are open until 17:00. All other sites are open as normal until 16:00.

Bank Holidays

Our sites will be closed on the following dates:

  • 25 December
  • 26 December
  • 1 January

Locations

Abergele Recycling Centre – Rhuddlan Road, St George, Abergele. LL22 9SE

Mochdre Recycling Centre – Bron-y-Nant Road, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay. LL28 4YL

Denbigh Recycling Centre – Colomendy Industrial Estate, Denbigh. LL16 5TA

Rhyl Recycling Centre – Marsh Road, Rhyl. LL18 2AD

Ruthin Recycling Centre – Lon Parcwr Industrial Estate, Ruthin. LL15 1BB

What Items are Accepted

  • At our Recycling Centres we have containers for different recyclable materials.
  • To make your visit easier and quicker please sort your recycling materials at home.
  • All items for recycling should be clean.
  • Our staff will be happy to help you in any way they can. 

The following items can be recycled free of charge: 

Items Instructions
Paper  No cellophane wrapping, e.g. on junk mail 
Plastics

Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays

Garden waste  Leaves, cuttings/clippings, twigs and small branches only.             No soil, rubble, pot plants, compost bags etc
Glass bottles & jars No broken glass
Batteries  
Textiles   
Cans All cans and aerosols must be completely empty prior to disposal 
Cartons   
Furniture  
Electrical appliances    
Printer cartridges   
Scrap metal   
Cardboard  
TVs & monitors   
Carpet   
Hard plastic Plastic furniture, toys etc 
Bikes

We collect bikes that are suitable for reuse at all our sites. If you would like to donate your bike to Drosi Bikes CIC it should be taken to the Ruthin site.

The following items can be disposed of free of charge but have restrictions on the quantities: 

Items Restrictions 
Household waste  No more than 2 bags per fortnight. Site staff reserve the right to ask you to process your household waste in the Recycling Sorting Area
Animal waste  2 bin liners per fortnight. Only animal waste from the keeping of domestic pets will be accepted. Agricultural/farm waste is not allowed
Fluorescent tubes 5 per year 
Fuel containers Must be cut into a minimum of 2 pieces
Household chemicals  Only small bottles, which must be clearly labelled and well sealed. Industrial grade chemicals will not be accepted
Used engine oil or cooking oil  10 litres per year 
Paint 

15 units per year 

A "unit" is 2.5 litres (or equivalent) 

Car batteries  2 per year 
Mattresses  2 per year 

The following items can be taken to our Recycling Centres, however you will need to pay to dispose of them:

Items  Charges
Rubble and soil 

1 free bag up to 20kg

£2 per bag thereafter (bags up to 20kg)

£20 per trailer

Includes items such as breeze block, bricks, ceramics, tiles, flagstones, gravel, slate, soil, stones and tarmac

Plasterboard £4 per bag or sheet
£30 per trailer

Plasterboard should be dry and not mixed with other materials 
Wood & timber

Up to 5kg free

£4 per 20kg thereafter

£30 per trailer load

DIY or construction waste wood includes: fitted furniture, doors and kitchen cabinets, fences, sheds, flooring and decking.

Asbestos £12.50 per bag or sheet

Bonded asbestos only. Asbestos must be double-bagged.
Tyres

£4 per tyre

Car and motorcycle tyres only, no tyres from commercial vehicles.

Bicycle tyres free of charge.    
Gas bottles Up to 10kg - £6 each
11kg-20kg - £11 each
20kg + - £35 each

Completely empty gas bottles.   
Plastic window frames £3 each
With or without glass. Single doors   or door-frames only. Double doors will be charged as 2 items.
Plastic door or door frames £3 each
With or without glass. Single doors   or door-frames only. Double doors will be charged as 2 items.
Bath or shower tray £3 each
Single bath or shower tray only (plastic, fibre or composite)
Insulation material

£3 per bag

Products such as mineral wool and fibreglass insulation. 

Roofing felt

£3 per bag

Shed or garage roofing felt. 
Plastic downpipe guttering/fascia

£3 up to 5 pieces

£6 up to 10 pieces

How are the charges worked out?

The charges are worked out on the quantity of each single type of material – as individual items, bags or trailer loads.

  • A bag is equivalent to a standard small, plastic sand or aggregate bag from DIY stores, that can be safely lifted by one person. A part-filled bag counts as one bag.
  • A trailer load is based on a1.8m x 1.25m x 0.5m trailer.
  • Unbagged or loose waste will be charged at the bag rate, based on 20kg per bag for rubble.

1. A member of staff will assess the quantity to calculate the charge, and will weigh the waste if possible.

2. They will advise you of the charge based on the weight or their reasonable assessment of the load.

3. You are under no obligation to pay the charge, but you will not be allowed to dispose of items without making payment. You will be able to dispose of any household waste free of charge.

How do I pay?

You can pay by credit or debit card at the payment machines at the sites.

Free Compost

Residents can collect free compost from our Recycling Centres. 

  • Please bring your own bags and shovel.
  • You can fill and take two 40 litre bags at a time. Bags should not weigh more than 20kg when full.
  • Compost is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Because of space constraints and high demand, there is a limited supply of compost.
  • We are refilling stock levels at the sites regularly, but there may be times when supplies are low or not available.
  • Residents booking to bring unwanted items to the Recycling Centres can collect free compost whilst they are there.
  • Please only take what you can carry yourself, or with one other person who comes with you.

Reuse Shop

St David’s Hospice run a Reuse Shop at our Recycling Centres and Mochdre and Rhyl.

This project aims to extend the life of reusable household items while generating profits for a very worthwhile local charity.

The shops are currently open and accepting donations. If you have any items that you would like to donate please feel free to drop them in.

Opening Hours

  Monday - Saturday Sunday
April - October  9.00 - 16.30 9.00 - 15.30
November - March  9.00 - 16.00 9.00 - 15.30

Customer Feedback

Bryson Recycling is committed to providing you with the best possible service. We value what our customers have to say and are happy to receive any suggestions or comments regarding how we can improve our services.

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