Christmas and New Year recycling and waste collections

Posted on: Tuesday 12 December 2023

There will be no changes to collection days in the week leading up to Christmas.

However, there will be changes to collections for two weeks after Christmas.

Collection dates:

Christmas and New Year recycling and waste collections
Date collection dueRevised collection day
Monday 25 December 2023 Wednesday 27 December 2023
Tuesday 26 December 2023 Thursday 28 December 2023
Wednesday 27 December 2023 Friday 29 December 2023
Thursday 28 December 2023 Saturday 30 December 2023
Friday 29 December 2023 Sunday 31 December 2023
Monday 01 January 2024 Tuesday 02 January 2024
Tuesday 02 January 2024 Wednesday 03 January 2024
Wednesday 03 January 2024 Thursday 04 January 2024
Thursday 04 January 2024 Friday 05 January 2024
Friday 05 January 2024 Saturday 06 January 2024

Reminder – all waste and recycling needs to be placed out before 7am on their collection day.

Every household can put out one extra black bag waste on their first purple lidded bin collection after Christmas.

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 62 per 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, card, plastic, tins and textiles.

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)
The site is open every day between 10am – 3.45pm except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when it is closed.  Last vehicle entry to the site is 3:45pm

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
You can donate good-quality items to The Steelhouse reuse shop, near the HWRC.

Updated opening hours:
Sunday 24 December – 9.30am - 1pm
Monday 25 December – Closed
Tuesday 26 December – Closed
Wednesday 27 December – 9.30am – 4.30pm
Thursday 28 December  – 9.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 29 December –9.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday 30 January 2024 –9.30am- 4.30pm
Sunday 31 January – 9.30am - 1pm
Monday 01 January – Closed
Tuesday 02 January – 9.30am – 4.30pm

The Repair Café
The Repair Café located in Pontypool Indoor Market will be closed on Wednesday 27 December but will be open Thursday 28 December.

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