Four simple steps to start recycling
Getting started is easy, follow our simple steps and start recycling today.
Contact you local council and find out what equipment you need to start recycling. Most of this is free, although some council’s may charge a small fee for bags. Equipment can be delivered to your door or alternatively, head to your nearest library or other council building to pick up any bins, boxes or bags you may need.
Don't know what equipment you need?
Most things can be recycled, but not everything! Check our A-Z of recycling which
comprehensive information on what to do with your waste. If you’re still not sure, contact your local council who can give you a full list of what you can recycle in your area. Please note not all council’s recycle the same thing, so it’s best to check first.
Don’t forget about food waste! Nearly all of Wales is covered by a food waste recycling collection service and collections usually take place once a week. All food can be recycled so it’s easy to get started!
Find out when your recycling is collected. Most local authorities will collect recycling weekly, contact your local council to find out what the collection schedule is in your area.
Watch our videos on how to start recycling:
Still confused? Contact your local council for more information.