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What can I Recycle?

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

  • 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
  • Tetrapak (juice cartons)
  • Textiles
  • TV’s / Monitors
  • Washing Machines/Tumble Dryers
  • WEEE (Electrical appliances)
  • Wood
Free Paint Scheme at the Dowlais Household Waste & Recycling Centre

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

The paint is contained in the Re-use 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 re use 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.