No Side Waste Please

Due to rising waste disposal costs and strict Welsh Government Statutory recycling targets we will no longer collect additional bags left at the side of your bin (side waste).

A MAXIMUM OF 4 BLACK BAGS ARE ALLOWED FOR HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT WHEELED BINS.

Any excess waste / bags will be left at the collection point.

If you have large items to dispose of, these can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre, or you can arrange for a "Bulky Waste" collection using the contact details below.

We also provide a weekly recycling collection (including a weekly nappy / hygiene collection service on request) which will help ensure you have sufficient space in your refuse bin.

Your refuse bin SHOULD ONLY be used for waste that cannot be recycled. Refuse is collected every 3 weeks.

What happens if I place excess side waste out for collection?

The council will be monitoring collections and advising residents how they can recycle more, and reduce the amount of waste put out for disposal. As a last resort where residents regularly put out too much and have not taken advice on recycling, then the Council WILL take enforcement action.

A fine of £100 WILL be issued if you continually put out excess black bag waste.

What you can recycle weekly

Blue Lid  (Top Box) - E.g. Newspaper, Magazine, Catalogues, Envelops, Junk Mail

Red Lid ( Middle Box) - Squash you cans and plastic bottles to save space to fit into your middle box

Green Lid (Bottom Box) - Rinse your glass bottles and jars in old washing up water and put in your bottom box.

Food Waste

Please use compostable liners in your caddy. Do not use carrier bags.

Nappy / Hygiene Waste

We provide a weekly nappy / hygiene collection on request.

Textile / Small Electricals

We also collect textiles and small electrical items each week. Please place items into a clear bag and place next to your recycling containers. Please remember to tie your bags.

Need more Recycling Equipment?

You can request more loose boxes or hessian sacks to help you recycle more by using My Services or telephone 01495 311556 for more information and details of your collection day.

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Contact Information

Name of Team: Waste & Recycling
Telephone Number: 01495 311556
Email Address:  info@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk