Green waste recycling increases

Posted on: Friday 20 October 2023

The amount of green waste recycled in Torfaen has increased since the start of April.

An additional 210 tonnes of plant material have been collected compared to last year – the equivalent to the size of a blue whale!

Green waste collections will continue until the end of November and will restart in March 2024.

Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive Member for the Environment, said: "I am really pleased green waste recycling as increased, as well as other recyclables such as food.

“We are all working hard to raise the recycling rate in Torfaen, and the figures are starting to show it.

"We recently introduced a free compost trial for residents produced from our green waste collections, so the more people recycle their green waste with us, the more free compost we will have available next year.   

"Everyone can help increase the amount that gets recycled by ensuring the right items go into the green bin - so no plastic bags, soil or rubble please." 

Residents on collection calendar A and B will have their last collection this year on week commencing Monday 27 November.

Residents on collection calendar C and D will have their last collection this year on week commencing Monday 20 November.

Residents can collect the free compost from a skip at the Household Waste Recycle Centre. People are asked to limit the amount they take two bags and are asked to bring their own bags and shovel.

Green bins can be used to recycle grass cuttings, leaves, hedge clippings, small twigs, dead plants, and flowers. They can also be used to recycle of bedding from small pets such as hamsters and guinea pigs.  

Recycling green waste helps the council get closer to reaching the Welsh Government’s 70% recycling target by March 2025.

Find out more about green waste collections

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