Waste & Recycling Information

In Autumn 2015 BGCBC introduced a new recycling service that will help separate your household recyclable materials further and a three weekly refuse collection, the reasons for these changes are:

  • To encourage every household to make full use of the convenient weekly recycling and food waste collection service.
  • To boost recycling and food waste rates – the Welsh Government expects all Councils to currently be recycling a minimum 52% of all the waste it collects.  By March 2016 this will increase to 58%.
  • To avoid the large financial penalties the Council would face if the national recycling and landfill targets are not hit.
  • To comply with European legislation which states that paper, plastics, metal and glass should be collected separately to increase the quality of the recycling material.
  • And of course, more recycling and less landfill is good for our environment

Explore the types of waste that can be recycled around the home.

Note: Please remember to place out your refuse before 7:00 am on your designated collection day.

Garden waste collection service

Small electrical collection service

In a drive to increase recycling rates across the Borough residents have now the opportunity to recycle small electrical items at the same time as their weekly collection is made.

The relatively small size of some WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) increases the temptation to simply throw them in the household bin. The types of small WEEE that residents can recycle at kerbside are: Kettles, Hairdryers, Toasters, Power Tools, Radios, Irons etc.

Items must be placed in a clear bag and placed next to your recycling containers for collection.

Textiles collection service

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council  also recycles unwanted textiles e.g. Paired Shoes, Adult & Children's Clothing, Towels, Bed Sheets etc. Your unwanted clothes can all be put to good use, saving essential resources and benefiting the environment. Recycling clothes is a great way to make the most of unwanted items and even those frayed, old clothes at the back of your wardrobe can be recycled.

Items must be placed in a clear bag and placed next to your recycling containers for collection.

Recycle InkJet Cartridges and Toner Cartridges

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

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Contact Information

Name of Team: Waste & Recycling

Contact us via My Council Services

Telephone Number: 01495 311556

Email Address:  info@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk