Recycling Plastic Film

Recycling your plastic bags and wrapping

Blaenau Gwent and Merthyr Tydfil residents together already recycle more than 65% of their waste, but we want to help you recycle EVEN MORE.

We’re introducing a NEW 12-WEEK TRIAL in some parts of the boroughs to see how we can RECYCLE YOUR PLASTIC BAGS AND WRAPPING.

This trial aims to discover if what we collect from you can be recycled into new products, such as Bags for Life and bin bags.

What should I do?

If you live in one of the areas taking part in the trial, we will recently have given to you a roll of sacks and a leaflet.

The leaflet asks you to carry out the following actions during the trial period, between Monday 10 May and Friday 30 July 2021:

• Place any empty plastic bags and wrapping you have in the sacks provided with the leaflet.
• Tie the sacks securely then put out one sack each week alongside your recycling containers on your usual collection day. (We may collect these sacks in a different vehicle to the one that collects your usual recycling.)

What should I put in the sacks?

Enter our prize draw to win a £50 Gift Card

Tell us what you think about the trial by filling in our quick survey, and we’ll enter you into a prize draw to win a £50 Love2shop Gift Card. The survey is open from Monday 19 July until Sunday 8 August 2021.


Click here to take part in the survey and enter the prize draw in English: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K7XDCWS

Click here to view the prize draw terms and conditions.

Thank you for doing your bit for the environment and helping to protect our planet by recycling all that you can.

If you’ve any questions about the trial,  click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Contact Information

If you’ve any further questions that aren’t answered in the FAQs, please send us an email at info@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk or call us on 01495 311556.

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