Dowlais Recycling Centre

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Opening Times

  • Monday 9am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday 9am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 9am-4:30pm
  • Thursday 9am-4:30pm
  • Friday 9am-4:30pm
  • Saturday 9am-4:30pm
  • Sunday 9am-4:30pm

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Dowlais Recycling Centre specializes in recycling and waste management. It can be found at Gellifaelog Old Road, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 3DA.

Materials accepted

It accepts the following types of waste and recyclable items here:

  • Aerosol
  • Book
  • Car Battery
  • Cardboard
  • Carpet
  • Carton
  • Electrical Appliance
  • Engine Oil
  • Fluorescent Tube
  • Foil
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Furniture
  • Garden Chemical
  • Garden Waste
  • Glass
  • Household Battery
  • Light Bulb
  • Mattress
  • Mobile Phone
  • Monitor
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Scrap Metal
  • Shoe
  • Textile
  • TV
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Wood

Residents who want to dispose of waste not listed here must contact the nearest tip to clarify if that type of waste is acceptable.

Dowlais Dump is controlled by Merthyr Tydfil Council waste management disposal services. The recycling centre is only for use by local residents.

Schedule

Dowlais Recycling Centre is closed on public holidays irrespective of the day of the week the date falls upon. It is usually open at the following times:

  • Monday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Thursday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Friday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Saturday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Sunday: 9am-4:30pm

Residents who wish to access the site with a large vehicle, such as a van or trailer, must contact the recycling centre to book an appointment and obtain a permit before their visit. Permits are free. It can be contacted via phone, email or online booking form.

Dowlais Recycling Centre can be contacted on 01685 725000 for any queries residents may have on the service offered by the site.

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Frequently asked questions about Dowlais Recycling Centre

What goes in the blue recycling bin?

In the UK, recycling centers and rubbish collection services commonly use blue bins to identify dry waste such as:

  • Paper
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Unwanted mail
  • Telephone directories and catalogs
  • Cereal boxes (without the plastic liner)
  • Egg cartons
  • Greeting cards
  • Drink and food cans

However, not always the container for dry recyclables is blue. Some municipalities use red recycling containers or some even issue blue and red containers for this type of material.

To have precise information, you can consult your nearest recycling center.

Where is my nearest household waste recycling centre?

The UK recyclable waste service is a municipal service. However, it is only for materials generated in homes.

The cost of commercial materials is variable and depends on many factors:

  • Location: in more frequented industrial estates, costs are usually lower than in rural places that are more difficult to access.
  • The type of waste: some materials, such as toxic waste, need special treatment so they use more resources to manage them, and therefore their price is high.
  • Volumes: the greater volume of waste you generate, the higher the price you have to pay for it. However, if the amounts produced are tons, you may get a reduction in the payment for handling your waste.

It is better to contact your nearest recycling center by phone or email to check the final cost.

When does the recycling centre open?

The disposable materials that we generate in our homes, depending on whether they are treated correctly or not, end up in landfills or household waste recycling centers.

A landfill is a site designated to dispose of the waste we generate. Typically, at these designated sites, large holes are built into which garbage is buried.

The recycling centers or household waste recycling centers, are places where recyclable waste is collected, separated and laid up, to be later transferred to another area or facility for recycling or transformation.

How to book an appointment at recycling centre?

To visit a household waste recycling center you need to book an appointment in advance. To book an appointment at your nearest recycling center, you can visit their website and book your appointment online.

If the website of your tip does not have this function enabled, you can contact your nearest tip by phone to schedule your visit to the recycling center. In any of the cases, after your booking, you should receive a confirmation email.

How much recycling is actually recycled?

The recycling rate in the UK has increased in recent years, but so has the generation of waste.

The percentage that is recycled in the UK so far is approximately 45% of the waste generated.

The latest report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) indicates that the waste generated in British homes amounts to approximately 26 million tonnes of waste each year, of which only 12 million are recycled. The other 14 million tons end up in landfills.



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