Collection Services

Blaenau Gwent Council have introduced a brand new rear loading recycling vehicle into its fleet. Designed to access streets which require collections from the rear lane of a property, this bespoke recycling vehicle is capable of holding cans, plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, food waste, small electrical items, textiles and batteries separately.

The current fleet of recycling lorries are capable of collecting materials for recycling from households in a single pass. However, they are unable to access some of the narrower rear lanes in the borough.  The new vehicles are loaded from the rear therefore enabling access to tight access areas whilst still collecting the same materials and maintaining material quality using a single pass vehicle.

The Welsh Government has provided funding for the vehicle, among the first of its type to be introduced into the country. 

The Council currently runs the following services for households in Blaenau Gwent


  • A weekly recycling service collection for cardboard, paper, glass, tin and plastics, textiles, batteries and small electrical items using either the Trolibocs, loose recycling boxes or hessian bags.
  • A weekly food collection service using the food caddy and bin liners that we will provide
  • A weekly nappy and hygiene collection.  Residents must register to receive this service. 

 Find out how to maximise your weekly recycling and what can and cannot be recycled. 

Three Weekly 

  • A three weekly black bin / bag waste collection 

Other Collections 

Green Waste

A green waste collection that runs from April to October each year.  Residents must register on a yearly basis to receive this service. 

Household Items 

If you have household items that are too big for your bin, such as an old fridge, television, a mattress or a chair; we can collect it. See our Bulky Household Collections page.

Recycle Ink Jet Cartridges and Toner Cartridges

If you are interested in disposing of your old Ink and Toner Cartridges in a green and friendly manner, please see below:

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Contact Information

Name of Team: Waste & Recycling

Contact us via My Council Services

Telephone Number: 01495 311556

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