Christmas and New Year recycling and waste collections 2022

Posted on: Wednesday 7 December 2022

There will be no changes to collection days in the week leading up to Christmas, however after Christmas, collections will run one day later than usual.

The dates are as follows:

Christmas and New Year recycling and waste collections
DateRevised collection day

Monday 26 December

Tuesday 27 December

Tuesday 27 December

Wednesday 28 December

Wednesday 28 December

Thursday 29 December

Thursday 29 December

Friday 30 December

Friday 30 December

Saturday 31 December

Monday 1 January 2023


Reminder – all waste and recycling needs to be placed out before 6am on their collection day.

Our crews will be extremely busy over the Christmas and New Year period so if your waste or recycling is missed, please leave it out until they have been emptied.

Separate it
To help our collection crews it would be helpful if residents separate out their recycling as much as possible. This helps speed up collections because crews don’t have to sort at the kerbside.

Squash it
Squashing your recycling can help free up space in your bins and boxes.

Scrutinise it
An average of 70per cent of waste put in skinny bins can be recycled. To reduce the amount of rubbish in your black bin, recycle any food, glass, paper, plastic and tin.

Capital Valley Plastics will start collecting stretchy plastic from schools again in the new year, until then check with your local supermarket if you can recycle it.

Please put Christmas cards in your blue cardboard bag for recycling. Unfortunately, we are unable to recycle wrapping paper.

If you have a real Christmas tree, once it’s come to the end of its life it can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre to be shredded and used as compost.

Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) opening times

The HWRC will be open:

  • Friday 23 December – 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 24 December – 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday 25 December – Closed
  • Monday 26 December – Closed
  • Tuesday 27 December – 10am – 4pm
  • Wednesday 28 December – 10am – 4pm
  • Thursday 29 December – 10am – 4pm
  • Friday 30 December – 10am -4pm
  • Saturday 31 December – 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday 01 January – Closed
  • Monday 02 January – 10am – 4pm

Make sure you have sorted your waste and recycling before turning up, and if you are a van or business make sure you have an up-to-date van permit.

The Steelhouse reuse shop

You can donate good-quality items to The Steelhouse reuse shop, near the HWRC. The Christmas opening times are:

  • Friday 23 December – 9am – 4.30pm
  • Saturday 24 December – 9am – 4.30pm
  • Sunday 25 December – Closed
  • Monday 26 December – Closed
  • Tuesday 27 December – 9am – 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 28 December – 9am – 4.30pm
  • Thursday 29 December – 9am – 4.30pm
  • Friday 30 December – 9am – 4.30pm
  • Saturday 31 December – 9am – 4.30
  • Sunday 01 January – Closed
  • Monday 02 January – 9am-4.30pm

The Repair Café

The Repair Café located in Pontypool Indoor Market will be closed on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 December.

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