Waste Collections

Waste and Recycling Collections

With a statutory obligation to collect waste and recycling from households the Authority operates a fleet of collection vehicles across the County that collect from around 64,000 properties. 

Our collections are tailored to ensure we meet tough Welsh Government Recycling Targets and are regularly reviewed to ensure this remains the case.  If we do not meet recycling targets the Council faces tough financial penalties which it is likely would be passed on to Council Tax Payers and could also affect other services. 

70% of your waste is recyclable. The greater part of this is collected weekly through the orange bag and food waste collection schemes thereby reducing the black bag waste, which is collected fortnightly, to approximately 30% of the waste generated by a household.  Using the food waste collection service removes the potentially smelly element on a weekly basis.

 Current Recycling Guidelines – pre Autumn 2019

Where should I put my refuse for collection?

Your waste and recycling should be placed on the kerbside outside your home in order for it to be collected; however, some residents are unable to do this because they are infirm. 

If this applies to you, we are able to provide an assisted doorstep collection upon application. We are unable to provide this service to able bodied residents. 

If you are elderly or infirm and cannot place your waste and recycling at the kerbside for collection please download, complete and return the attached Request for Assisted Collection form or contact the Customer Contact Centre on 01437 764551 for a form. 

ID: 311, revised 04/07/2019