What do I do with matches/matchsticks?

Used matchsticks or matches cannot be recycled.

You can dispose of used matchsticks or matches using the appropriate container for your recycling and waste collections service or at a Recycling and Waste Park:

Trolibocs service

Bag service

Communal bin service


Please make sure that matchsticks or matches are fully extinguished and cooled down and put them in your waste container.

More information

The household recycling and waste services are only for residents of Denbighshire.

Businesses, charities and public sector organisations have the option of using our trade waste services or a private licensed waste management contractor.

Find out more, including what trade waste services we offer.