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What can I Recycle?

The following materials are accepted at the Household Waste and Recycling Centres:

For further information please, refer to our Household Recycling Centre Guide

  • Asbestos
  • Books
  • CDs, DVDs and Games
  • Car and Household Batteries
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Carpet
  • Cooking and Engine Oil
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Fridges/freezers
  • Gas bottles
  • General waste (Non recyclable)
  • Glass
  • Green (garden) waste
  • Hardcore (rubble)/Soil
  • Light bulbs
  • Mattresses
  • Metal
  • Paper
  • Plastic (soft & hard)
  • Plasterboard
  • Tetra Pak (juice cartons)
  • Textiles
  • TVs / Monitors
  • Washing Machines/Tumble Dryers
  • WEEE (Electrical appliances)
  • Wood

Free Paint Scheme at the Dowlais Household Recycling Centre

Free paint is available to residents of the County Borough from the Dowlais HRC. Please note that the service will not be available at the Aberfan HRC.

The paint is contained in the Reuse section of the site alongside the textile banks.

Paint is stored in order of type. Only paint available on site at the time of the resident`s visit will be available for collection. There can be no pre-ordering of paint type, colour and quantity. Any persons who would like to take advantage of this free service must report to a member of staff before entering the paint reuse container.

Whether you require large or small quantities of paint for whatever DIY jobs you may be doing we would welcome you to take advantage of this service and reduce the amount of good quality paint being sent for disposal.