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back to archiveReduce - Repair - Reuse - Recycle

By reducing the amount of waste you produce and reusing your waste you reduce the amount of resources used in production, the amount of waste requiring disposal and the amount of fuel needed to transport waste.

Reduce your packaging waste by buying in bulk where possible

Reuse packaging/envelopes/wood etc.


The commercial recycling collection services offered by the local authorities vary.

  • Gwynedd County Council provide a range of recycling collection services.  For further information about commercial waste collection in Gwynedd call 01766 771000
  • Conwy County Borough Council provide a range of recycling collection services.  In addition, if you are a Conwy County Borough Council Trade Waste Customer and wish to recycle paper, cardboard, soft plastics, cans, glass or garden waste at the Household Waste Recycling Centres, you will require a Trade Customer Permit.  Please note that only these items will be accepted from vehicles displaying a Trade Customer Permit.
  • Powys County Council provide a range of recycling services.  In Powys trade recycling permits are available to purchase which entitle traders to take recyclable materials to any of the council’s six household waste and recycling centres. Permits are valid for a year from the date of issue. 
  • For details of the waste collection services provided by the Isle of Anglesey County Council contact waste@anglesey.gov.uk

There are a number of commercial recycling businesses covering the Snowdonia region 


The materials currently being sorted are soil, hardcore, metals, green waste, timber, cardboard, paper and plastic.

This company were winners in the Arena Network Awards 2002, in the category for Environmental Goods and Services and in May 2006 won the Gwynedd Council Business Awards for their contribution to the environment

Melin Plas Du
Y Ffor
LL53 6RF

01766 810223

Email: wmsawms@btconnect.com


  • Mr H Collins

Tel: 0795 1679324

Conwy Cardboard Services Ltd
Unit 24
Tir Llwyd Industrial Estate
Kinmel Bay
LL18 5JA


  • Antur Waunfawr

    General recycling service for offices in Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy. All sorts of paper, cans and cartridges are collected.. Prices from £200 +VAT p.a.

    For customers who need to dispose of sensitive documents. Paper is collected and shredded before being baled into 500kg bales. Prices from £4 + VAT per bag.

    Antur Waunfawr Recycling
    West Depot
    LL57 2UU

    Tel: 01248 355112
    Email: huwd@anturwaunfawr.org

Cooking Oil

  • Bio-power

John Nicholson

Tel: 01286 830312

Bio-fuels derived from recycled materials that would otherwise present a waste disposal problem i.e. cooking oils.

(Click here to find out more about bio-power companies)