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Kerbside collection in Gwynedd, Dyfi Valley

At present there are 42,000 blue recycling boxes in properties around Gwynedd - nearly 70% of the domestic properties.

Gwynedd council has now reached every town and village in the County, and is looking into ways of collecting from more rural properties.

They collect fortnightly from the kerbside and ask participants to separate different items into plastic carrier bags, which they also recycle.

kerbside collection in CorrisThe items they collect

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  • PAPER: newspapers, magazines, telephone directories etc
  • GLASS: intact bottles and glass jars (no caps and lids)
  • Household batteries
  • CANS: food and drink cans, aerosols and foil
  • CLOTHES: dry clothes, shoes (in pairs) and blankets

What they don't collect

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  • NO envelopes, brown paper and cardboard
  • NO crockery, pyrex, drinking glasses, spectacles, windows
  • NO dirty items
  • NO pillows, quilts and cushions
  • NO car batteries

When they collect

If you are in a collection area, you should have received a printed calendar indicating collection days.

If you haven't, please call the number below.

Contact the council for more information on (01341) 424 412 or: recycling@gwynedd.gov.uk (ailgylchu@gwynedd.gov.uk)