Snow Updates

Stay updated on changes to services during the adverse weather

Last updated Monday 19 March 2018 at 20:00

We will post regular information, advice and updates on any disruption to council services and information from our local partners on this page and on the Torfaen Facebook page. Information on school closures will also appear here and on Facebook.

Waste Collections

All waste and recycling collections missed on Monday 19 March will now be collected on Saturday 24 and Monday 26 March. Please have your containers at the kerbside for 7am on Saturday.

To cope with the extra quantities of waste, residents who had their skinny bin collections missed on Monday can place out one extra black bag next to their bin.

Anyone whose recycling was missed on Monday can also place out additional recycling in bags, but please separate recycling before putting it out for collection.

Our crews sort all recycling by hand and separating it allows them to empty it directly into the vehicles and avoid putting their hands into bags with broken glass or other sharp objects. It also makes collections faster too.

All other collections this week are scheduled to take place as normal.

Anyone reporting missed collections from last week should log them here - report a missed collection.

Gritting Routes

Use our mapping system to find the gritting routes and grit bins in your area.

Public Transport

For public transport information, contact Traveline Cymru on 0300 200 2233.

Clearing snow and ice from pavements

There's no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces. The yellow grit bins are there for residents to use on local trouble spots – please use the salt sensibly, as a thin layer is usually all that is needed to be effective. Advice and information is available on

Frozen Pipes - Top Tips from Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

During the cold weather, residents often have trouble with frozen pipes. A drop in temperature can cause water in pipes to freeze, triggering a burst when it thaws. A repair is then urgently needed, bringing you expense and inconvenience at a time of year when you’d least want to face it. To help you to have a stress-free winter, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water have some top tips on protecting your home over the colder months.

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200


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