Garden waste and purple lidded bin update

Posted on: Friday 28 April 2023

We've had a bit of a setback this week with our garden waste and purple lidded bin collections due to vehicle issues.

Unfortunately, our garden waste vehicles are struggling earlier in their life than they should have. We're working hard to resolve the issue, but for those households whose garden waste wasn't collected this week, we unfortunately won't be able to do a catch-up over the weekend.

So, if your garden waste wasn't collected this week, please take your bin back in and present it out on your next normal collection week. Unfortunately, we can't collect side waste of garden waste but if you're really struggling, feel free to give us a call on 01495 762200 or email us at

On the other hand, for those who didn't have a purple lidded bin collection this week, keep your bin out as our crews are working on the weekend to catch up.

We have a plan for the vehicles, and we are really hopeful that next week will be service as usual but please look out for announcements. 

We know this is disappointing, but our other household recycling services continue to run without issues.

Find out more about recycling Torfaen by visiting #RaisetheRate

Last Modified: 28/04/2023 Back to top