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Isle of Anglesey County Council


Recycling Centres


Anglesey has two household waste recycling centres (rubbish tips) for the use of residents.

Gwalchmai Recycling Centre is open to the public from 10am to 5pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The centre is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Penhesgyn Recycling Centre is open to the public from 10am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The centre is closed to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Both sites are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Residents do not need a permit to visit a household waste recycling centre with a private car / private car with a small trailer measuring less than 1.8 m in length.

Permits are needed to visit with:

  • a pickup
  • small van
  • short wheel base transit van
  • small mini bus or a private car with a medium sized trailer between 1.8m and 3m bed length
  • a car with sign writing
  • small hire vans with a hire agreement of three days or less

All vehicles must be no longer than 5m and no higher than 2.1m including any attachments.

Penhesgyn Household Waste Recycling Centre

The post code for Penhesgyn Household Waste Recycling Centre (near Menai Bridge) is LL59 5RY.

The centre is located just off the B5420, which is the Penmynydd Road that runs from Llangefni to Menai Bridge.

From Menai Bridge drive past Pili Palas for half a mile and turn right for the recycling centre.

Gwalchmai Recycling Household Waste Centre

The post code for Gwalchmai Recycling Household Waste Centre is LL65 4PW.

The centre is located on the A5, just outside of Gwalchmai on the Holyhead side of the village. It is accessible from the A55 (Junction 5).

You can recycle all kinds of household waste such as:

  • garden waste
  • clothing and textiles
  • plastic bottles
  • paint
  • printer ink cartridges
  • wood and timber
  • mixed glass bottles and jars
  • cartons
  • household and garden chemicals (clearly labelled)
  • batteries
  • paper and cardboard
  • fridges and freezers, small / large appliances, TVs and monitors
  • food tins and drink cans, scrap metal
  • furniture
  • non-recyclable household waste

Limited amounts of the following materials are also accepted:

  • soil, rubble, DIY waste
  • car batteries
  • tyres
  • asbestos (Small quantities bagged and sealed can be accepted)
  • gas bottles
  • engine oil

The centres do not accept the following:

  • poisonous weeds, for example, Japanese knotweed and large tree stumps
  • explosive materials
  • highly flammable liquids, for example, petrol
  • large quantities of construction, renovation or DIY waste

Trade waste is not accepted at the recycling centres. We are not licensed to take trade waste of any kind. Traders break the law if they dispose of waste at these sites.

Anyone bringing household waste to these sites in a commercial type vehicle may be asked to declare it as household waste. You should be prepared to have the waste inspected to ensure it is not trade waste.