Bins & Recycling

Friday 14 February 2020

Torfaen Spring Clean 2020

Torfaen Spring Clean 2020
Description:
The council has started preparations ahead of its fourth Spring Clean, which begins Monday 9 March and runs until Friday 3 April. The Torfaen Spring Clean will cross over with Keep Wales Tidy's annual Spring Clean Cymru campaign, which begins Friday 20 March and runs until Friday 13 April, so there will be lots of activity going on throughout the borough...
Thursday 16 January 2020

We need your help shaping our next litter and fly-tipping strategy

We need your help shaping our next litter and fly-tipping strategy
Description:
We are in the process of creating our next litter and fly-tipping strategy and we need your thoughts and ideas about the strategy and the objectives within in...
Tuesday 7 January 2020

Waste and recycling collection update

Description:
During the Christmas and New Year period the amount of waste and recycling created by households increased significantly, and we are still in the process of collecting it....
Wednesday 18 December 2019

Tips for visiting the Household Waste Recycling Centre during Christmas and New Year

Tips for visiting the Household Waste Recycling Centre during Christmas and New Year
Description:
For some people a trip to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is a frequent one, but for those who only visit once or twice a year a few things have changed.
Monday 16 December 2019

Christmas and New Year waste and recycling information

Christmas and New Year waste and recycling information
Description:
There will be some minor changes to waste and recycling collections taking place in Torfaen during the Christmas and New Year period.
Tuesday 26 November 2019

Primary school stretchy plastic recycling scheme launched

Primary school stretchy plastic recycling scheme launched
Description:
Torfaen CBC has been working with Ysgol Bryn Onnen, Capital Valley Plastics, and FCC Environment to trial the collection of stretchy plastics over the last 5 months to see if a roll out to all primary schools would be possible.
Friday 8 November 2019

Green waste collections will stop for winter

Green waste collections will stop for winter
Description:
The fortnightly green waste collections in Torfaen will stop for winter shortly.
Wednesday 30 October 2019

Recycling enthusiast Ieuan Bradfield helps Torfaen Borough Council and FCC Environment unveil new re-use shop in partnership with Circulate

Recycling enthusiast Ieuan Bradfield helps Torfaen Borough Council and FCC Environment unveil new re-use shop in partnership with Circulate
Description:
Local dignitaries and a young recycling enthusiast came together today (30th October 2019) to help local charity Circuate Recycling, in partnership with Torfaen County Borough Council and FCC Environment, launch a unique retail outlet close to the Torfaen household waste recycling site in New Inn.
Tuesday 29 October 2019

First Caru Cymru litter picking hub set up in Torfaen

First Caru Cymru litter picking hub set up in Torfaen
Description:
Caru Cymru is the new, flagship partnership project that will tackle environmental issues that really matter to communities across Wales.
Friday 18 October 2019

A trio of Pontypool childminders are on a mission to reduce plastic waste

A trio of Pontypool childminders are on a mission to reduce plastic waste
Description:
A group of childminders are showing they care for the environment as well as the children in their care by using reusable nappies and wipes in order to reduce the amount of single use plastic they use.
Tuesday 1 October 2019

Join the conversation about how to tackle litter in Torfaen

Description:
We are in the process of creating our next litter strategy and we want your thoughts and ideas about what should be included in it.
Friday 27 September 2019

Zero tolerance for abuse of staff at the Household Waste Recycling Centre

Description:
The council, along with its waste management partner FCC Environment, are asking local people to respect the dedicated staff working at its Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in New Inn.
Tuesday 27 August 2019

Help keep nature safe by securing your recycling box net

Help keep nature safe by securing your recycling box net
Description:
Residents are being reminded to keep their recycling box nets tied onto their boxes, and placed inside them, when they are not in use.
Wednesday 21 August 2019

August bank holiday waste and recycling collections

August bank holiday waste and recycling collections
Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Monday 26 August and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Tuesday 20 August 2019

Torfaen: When it comes to food, are we Spoiled Rotten?

Torfaen: When it comes to food, are we Spoiled Rotten?
Description:
New campaign encouraging people in Torfaen to buy what they need to reduce the 7.1 million tonnes of food wasted every year in UK homes.
Friday 5 July 2019

Man fined following Pontypool flytipping incident

Man fined following Pontypool flytipping incident
Description:
Mr Brian Walker from Trevethin, Pontypool, has been found guilty by Newport Magistrates after waste under his control was found fly tipped outside garages in Pontnewenydd, Pontypool.
Monday 3 June 2019

Fly-tipping at The British results in removal costs of over 30K

Fly-tipping at The British results in removal costs of over 30K
Description:
The British has become a dumping ground for black bag rubbish and asbestos which has resulted in the council having to pay in excess of 30K for removal.
Monday 20 May 2019

Spring bank holiday waste and recycling collections

Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Monday 27 May and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled
Thursday 9 May 2019

Changes to food waste caddy liners

Changes to food waste caddy liners
Description:
From this week Torfaen residents will see a change in their food waste caddy liners. A change in the way the borough's food waste is recycled now means that residents can reuse bread bags or similar as food waste caddy liners. Caddy liners will still be provided, but will be made of recycled plastic (for those who want to use them).
Wednesday 1 May 2019

May bank holiday waste and recycling collections

Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Monday 06 May and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Tuesday 23 April 2019

Leftover chocolate fridge cake

Leftover chocolate fridge cake
Description:
This easy to make fridge cake is a great way to use up leftover chocolate Easter eggs, and makes a wonderful afternoon treat.
Wednesday 10 April 2019

Easter waste and recycling collections

Easter waste and recycling collections
Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Easter Monday (22 April) and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled
Friday 29 March 2019

Local legend 'Kenny Bins' empties his final recycling box

Local legend 'Kenny Bins' empties his final recycling box
Description:
You may not give a waste operative a second glance as you see them collecting your waste and recycling, but it's time you do. What do you know about your local waste operative?
Wednesday 20 March 2019

Green waste collections to resume

Description:
Fortnightly green waste collections in Torfaen will resume the week commencing Monday 25 March.
Wednesday 13 March 2019

Staff clear over 600 bags of litter from Torfaen roadsides

Description:
More than 600 bags of rubbish have been cleared from roadside verges over the past ten days following the launch of this year's Torfaen Spring Clean campaign.
Thursday 28 February 2019

Reminder - New bag sorting policy coming to Household Waste Recycling Centre on Monday

Reminder - New bag sorting policy coming to Household Waste Recycling Centre on Monday
Description:
Reminder - New bag sorting policy coming to Household Waste Recycling Centre on Monday
Thursday 31 January 2019

New bag sorting policy coming to Household Waste Recycling Centre

Description:
On Monday 04 March a new bag sorting policy will be coming into action at the Household Waste recycling Centre (HWRC) as part of the council's plans to reduce the amount of recyclable products sent for disposal.
Tuesday 21 August 2018

August bank holiday waste and recycling collections

August bank holiday waste and recycling collections
Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Wednesday 2 May 2018

Bank holiday waste and recycling collections

Bank holiday waste and recycling collections
Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Monday 7 May and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Thursday 29 March 2018

Torfaen council invests in borough-wide deep clean

Torfaen council invests in borough-wide deep clean
Description:
Torfaen council is investing £65,000 to tackle litter in streets, shopping areas, parks, road verges and cycle paths.
Wednesday 28 March 2018

Easter waste and recycling collections

Easter waste and recycling collections
Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Easter Monday (2 April) and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Tuesday 27 March 2018

New approach to breaking down barriers to food recycling

New approach to breaking down barriers to food recycling
Description:
Torfaen council has partnered with the Wales Audit Office to understand why significant numbers of people in the borough choose not to recycle their food waste.
Wednesday 21 March 2018

Green waste collections to resume

Green waste collections to resume
Description:
Fortnightly green waste collections in Torfaen will resume the week commencing Monday 26 March.
Monday 12 March 2018

Hundreds of Torfaen children take part in Crucial Crew

Hundreds of Torfaen children take part in Crucial Crew
Description:
Almost 1000 year six pupils from Torfaen schools have taken part in the Crucial Crew, an annual event that teaches children about personal safety, sustainability, recycling and other skills that will be useful as they transition into secondary school.
Wednesday 14 February 2018

Spring into action to clean up your community

Spring into action to clean up your community
Description:
Community groups, sports and social clubs, churches, schools and businesses are being urged to join in with the annual Torfaen Spring Clean in March.
Monday 18 December 2017

Two extra bags part of changes to Christmas collections

Two extra bags part of changes to Christmas collections
Description:
There will be some minor changes to waste and recycling collections taking place in Torfaen after Christmas Day.
Tuesday 5 December 2017

Order extra recycling containers ready for Christmas

Order extra recycling containers ready for Christmas
Description:
Torfaen residents are being advised to order additional recycling containers to dispose of the extra waste generated over the Christmas period.
Monday 20 November 2017

Local school children refuse to give in to litterers

Local school children refuse to give in to litterers
Description:
Children from Garnteg Primary School's eco committee have cleared more than 20 bags of rubbish from the British site in Talywain after collecting more than 40 bags from the same spot just 6 months ago.
Wednesday 1 November 2017

Green waste collections to end for winter

Green waste collections to end for winter
Description:
Green waste Green waste collections in Torfaen will stop for winter from the first week of December and will resume at the end of March 2018.
Wednesday 23 August 2017

Bank holiday waste and recycling collections

Bank holiday waste and recycling collections
Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections on bank holiday Monday 28 August and all collections will take place a day later than scheduled.
Thursday 22 June 2017

Dan Can visits Crownbridge School

Dan Can visits Crownbridge School
Description:
Pupils at Crownbridge School in Cwmbran have been learning about recycling and how it benefits the environment.
Tuesday 13 June 2017

Dan Can visits Garnteg Primary School

Dan Can visits Garnteg Primary School
Description:
Torfaen's recycling superhero, Dan Can, paid a visit to pupils in years one and two at Garnteg Primary school this week to hear about their school recycling projects.
Thursday 25 May 2017

May bank holiday waste and recycling collections

Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Monday 29 May and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Friday 7 April 2017

Easter waste and recycling collections

Easter waste and recycling collections
Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Easter Monday (17 April) and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Monday 20 March 2017

Spring clean success

Spring clean success
Description:
More than 62 tonnes of litter and fly tipping have been cleared from streets, parks and beauty spots in Torfaen as part of a campaign to make the borough cleaner and greener.
Tuesday 14 March 2017

Green waste collections to resume

Green waste collections to resume
Description:
Fortnightly green waste collections in Torfaen will resume the week commencing Monday 27 March.
Friday 24 February 2017

Torfaen residents thanked for Christmas recycling efforts

Torfaen residents thanked for Christmas recycling efforts
Description:
Torfaen residents recycled 670 tonnes of rubbish at the kerbside over the Christmas holidays.
Tuesday 21 February 2017

Torfaen Spring Clean: Events Near You

Torfaen Spring Clean: Events Near You
Description:
There are more than a dozen Torfaen Spring Clean Ups, with something for everyone.
Friday 27 January 2017

Let's Spring into action to make a cleaner, greener Torfaen

Let's Spring into action to make a cleaner, greener Torfaen
Description:
Community groups, sports and social clubs, churches, schools and businesses are being urged to join in a Torfaen-wide spring clean.
Thursday 8 September 2016

Share your top recycling tips for Recycling Week

Share your top recycling tips for Recycling Week
Description:
Torfaen council is looking for the borough's top recyclers to share their quirky ideas to reduce, reuse or recycle their waste.
Wednesday 10 August 2016

Dispose of knives safely

Dispose of knives safely
Description:
Torfaen council is asking residents to dispose of knives and sharp cutlery safely, either in their purple lidded wheelie bins, or at the household waste recycling centre.
Monday 11 July 2016

Council plans for greener, cleaner Torfaen

Description:
Torfaen council is investing in its street cleansing service, and creating five new teams to tackle litter hotspots, as part of its commitment to cleaner and greener communities.
Thursday 7 July 2016

Residents asked for their views on recycling

Residents asked for their views on recycling
Description:
Residents in Torfaen are being asked for their ideas to encourage communities to recycle more of their household waste.
Thursday 16 June 2016

Cooking oil recycling scheme success

Cooking oil recycling scheme success
Description:
Torfaen residents recycled 2400 litres of cooking oil last year, generating enough clean energy to power three average-sized homes for about a year.
Monday 15 February 2016

Eco-friendly pupils create their own recycling centre

Eco-friendly pupils create their own recycling centre
Description:
Pupils from Maendy Primary School in Cwmbran have created their own recycling centre as part of a class project to learn about recycling in the home.
Monday 25 January 2016

Number your bins

Number your bins
Description:
Torfaen residents are being encouraged to number their purple-lidded wheelie bins, black recycling boxes, blue cardboard bags and brown food caddies to help prevent them being lost or stolen.
Tuesday 22 December 2015

Waste standards improving in Torfaen

Description:
Torfaen council made more than seven million waste and recycling collections in April 2014 to March 2015 performance figures show.
Monday 21 December 2015

Nappy collection service

Nappy collection service
Description:
Torfaen council is reminding residents that a nappy collection service is available for families with children.
Monday 16 November 2015

Report fly tipping confidentially

Report fly tipping confidentially
Description:
Torfaen residents are being asked to take a stand against fly tipping and report any incidents they witness confidentially to the council.
Monday 9 November 2015

Residents advised to dispose of waste responsibly

Residents advised to dispose of waste responsibly
Description:
Torfaen residents are being advised to check that any trader disposing of waste on their behalf is registered to do so.
Monday 2 November 2015

Businesses advised to dispose of waste responsibly

Businesses advised to dispose of waste responsibly
Description:
Torfaen council is advising businesses to help prevent fly tipping in the borough and avoid significant fines by using registered waste carriers to dispose of their commercial waste.
Friday 11 September 2015

Skinny bin roll out begins

Skinny bin roll out begins
Description:
The roll out of skinny bins in Torfaen begins on Monday (14 September) and will take place over the next three months.
Tuesday 8 September 2015

Nappy collection service

Nappy collection service
Description:
Torfaen residents with children in nappies can start collecting their nappy sacks from Thursday 10 September.

Food waste bags

Food waste bags
Description:
Residents can collect compostable liners for their kitchen food waste caddies free of charge from Thursday 10 September.
Tuesday 25 August 2015

Sign up for nappy collection service

Sign up for nappy collection service
Description:
Torfaen residents can now sign up to receive a dedicated nappy collection service that will be introduced when smaller wheelie bins are rolled out from mid September.
Monday 17 August 2015

Facebook Q and A sessions

Facebook Q and A sessions
Description:
Torfaen council's waste team are hosting live question and answer sessions on Facebook ahead of the roll out of smaller bins in September.
Friday 14 August 2015

Register interest for nappy collection service

Register interest for nappy collection service
Description:
Torfaen residents can now register their interest to receive a dedicated nappy collection service that will be introduced when smaller wheelie bins are rolled out from September.
Friday 22 May 2015

Coed Eva eco fair

Coed Eva eco fair
Description:
Coed Eva primary school in Cwmbran held an Eco-Fair on Friday.
Thursday 14 May 2015

Minister opens household waste recycling centre

Minister opens household waste recycling centre
Description:
Carl Sargeant, the Minister for Natural Resources, has officially opened Torfaen's new household waste recycling centre (HWRC).
Tuesday 24 March 2015

Upper Race litter pick

Upper Race litter pick
Description:
Torfaen council, together with Keep Wales Tidy, will be leading a litter pick and general clear up at Upper Race on Tuesday 31 March between 10am and 2pm.
Monday 23 March 2015

New household waste recycling centre opens

New household waste recycling centre opens
Description:
Torfaen council's new household waste recycling centre (HWRC) at New Inn, Pontypool, opens to the public from Wednesday April 1st.
Friday 20 March 2015

Dog walkers go green to tackle fouling

Dog walkers go green to tackle fouling
Description:
Torfaen has become the first local authority in Wales to sign up to the Green Dog Walkers initiative, a community led campaign to tackle dog fouling.
Tuesday 17 March 2015

New footbridge at Dowlais Brook

New footbridge at Dowlais Brook
Description:
A new footbridge has been constructed across the Dowlais Brook in Llantarnam.
Thursday 12 March 2015

Forgeside Village Green improvements continue

Forgeside Village Green improvements continue
Description:
Further environmental improvements to the village green at Forgeside will continue from today (Thursday 12 March).
Wednesday 4 March 2015

Blaenavon town clear up

Blaenavon town clear up
Description:
Blaenavon residents are encouraged to grab a litter picker and join in with a targeted clear up of the town centre on Tuesday 10 March.
Wednesday 25 February 2015

Torfaen families complete waste challenge

Torfaen families complete waste challenge
Description:
Families from Torfaen have taken part in a zero-waste challenge ahead of the introduction of smaller black wheelie bins later this year.
Tuesday 24 February 2015

Gregory Brothers bring recycling messages to Torfaen schools

Gregory Brothers bring recycling messages to Torfaen schools
Description:
Welsh double act the Gregory Brothers are touring schools in Torfaen to bring messages about recycling and healthy eating to children.
Monday 23 February 2015

Byways community action day

Byways community action day
Description:
Around 100 people took part in a multi-agency led, community clear up at the Byways estate in Cwmbran on Friday (20 February).
Friday 13 February 2015

Cwmbran man prosecuted for fly tipping

Cwmbran man prosecuted for fly tipping
Description:
A Cwmbran man has been ordered to pay almost £1000 after he was caught fly tipping in a country lane in Pontypool.
Wednesday 11 February 2015

Blaenavon town clear up

Blaenavon town clear up
Description:
Local residents, businesses and pupils from Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary School took to the streets of Blaenavon for a mass town clear up yesterday.
Thursday 5 February 2015

Local volunteers clear verges

Local volunteers clear verges
Description:
Members of the local community in Cwmynyscoy and Upper Race have joined forces to clear up verges and tracks in their local area.
Monday 2 February 2015

Clean Blaenavon

Clean Blaenavon
Description:
Blaenavon residents are encouraged to grab a litter picker and join in with a targeted clear up of the town centre on Tuesday 10 February.
Tuesday 27 January 2015

Cwmynyscoy and Upper Race litter pick

Cwmynyscoy and Upper Race litter pick
Description:
Torfaen council, together with Keep Wales Tidy, will be leading a litter pick and general clear up at Upper Race on Thursday February 5 between 10am and 3pm.
Monday 26 January 2015

Box it don't bag it

Description:
Torfaen residents are being asked to put their recycling out for collection in the black recycling boxes available free of charge from the council, rather than plastic bags, to help with collections.
Tuesday 13 January 2015

Pollinators thriving in Torfaen

Pollinators thriving in Torfaen
Description:
Torfaen's wild flower corridor and meadow land areas were buzzing with wildlife last summer according to an environmental survey
Wednesday 7 January 2015

Keep your recycling secure

Description:
With windy weather forecast, Torfaen residents are being reminded to secure the recycling in their black recycling box with a net to prevent it being blown away.
Wednesday 19 November 2014

Recycle your cooking oil

Recycle your cooking oil
Description:
Used cooking oil can now be recycled at Torfaen's household waste recycling centre in New Inn.
Monday 17 November 2014

Eastern Valleys Uplands Project receives funding

Eastern Valleys Uplands Project receives funding
Description:
Torfaen council has been awarded a £280,000 grant from Welsh Government to lead a collaboration to help restore historically important uplands across four local authority areas.

Make your metal matter

Make your metal matter
Description:
TV presenter Iolo Williams has called on residents of Torfaen to 'make their metals matter' and recycle more of the metal packaging items they use at home every year.
Tuesday 28 October 2014

Zero waste challenge

Zero waste challenge
Description:
Torfaen council is challenging families to go two weeks without producing any waste.
Monday 27 October 2014

Torfaen winter maintenance

Torfaen winter maintenance
Description:
Preparations are underway in Torfaen for the beginning of the gritting season, which starts today (27 October).
Friday 24 October 2014

Textile banks to be removed

Textile banks to be removed
Description:
Several textile bank recycling facilities in Torfaen will be removed from today (Friday 24 October)
Tuesday 21 October 2014

Council votes for smaller bins

Council votes for smaller bins
Description:
Torfaen councillors have voted to introduce smaller black wheelie bins for the collection of general waste, and maintain a fortnightly collection schedule, at a full council meeting today (Tuesday 21 October).
Tuesday 14 October 2014

Forgotten Landscape conference a success

Forgotten Landscape conference a success
Description:
More than 90 delegates attended a two day conference in Blaenavon this week to see first hand the results of the Forgotten Landscapes Project (FLP)
Monday 13 October 2014

Children get hands-on with nature

Children get hands-on with nature
Description:
More than 100 school children from across Torfaen visited the Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve on Friday to discover more about their local environment and heritage
Thursday 25 September 2014

Woodland clear up in Croesyceiliog

Woodland clear up in Croesyceiliog
Description:
Local residents have joined forces with Torfaen council, Gwent Wildlife Trust, Keep Wales Tidy and Space Saviours to clear up a section of woodland in Croesyceiliog.
Tuesday 16 September 2014

Torfaen council launches vehicle advertising

Torfaen council launches vehicle advertising
Description:
Torfaen council has launched a new initiative to allow local businesses to take advertising space on its refuse and recycling vehicles.
Friday 29 August 2014

Railway Terrace residents clear waste land

Railway Terrace residents clear waste land
Description:
Residents of Railway Terrace in Pontypool have joined forces with Torfaen council, Torfaen Friends of the Earth and Keep Wales Tidy to reclaim a patch of wasteland for use by the community.
Friday 15 August 2014

Afon Lwyd cycle map

Afon Lwyd cycle map
Description:
A new map of the Afon Lwyd cycle trail is now available to download.
Wednesday 30 July 2014

Lights Out

Lights Out
Description:
Torfaen council will be joining the Lights Out campaign on Monday 4th August to mark the hour that Britain entered the First World War one hundred years ago.
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