Bins & Recycling

Friday 19 May 2023

Raise the Rate survey reaches 1,200

Raise the Rate survey reaches 1,200
There's just two weeks left to have your say on how you think recycling rates can be improved in Torfaen.
Friday 5 May 2023

Raise the Rate recycling survey

A new survey has been launched as part of a campaign to increase household recycling rates in Torfaen to 70 per cent.
Friday 28 April 2023

Garden waste and purple lidded bin update

We've had a bit of a setback this week with our garden waste and purple lidded bin collections due to vehicle issues...
Thursday 27 April 2023

Recycling and waste bank holiday collections

Our recycling and waste crews will be working as normal over the three bank holidays next month...
Tuesday 25 April 2023

Waste consultation update

Council Leader Anthony Hunt has announced a public consultation on plans to reduce residual waste collections in Torfaen is to close early.
Thursday 30 March 2023

Batteries to be collected at the kerbside

From next week, residents will be able to recycle small household batteries weekly at the kerbside...

Easter recycling and waste collections

Crews will be working the Easter bank holidays this year, so there are no changes to collection days. Please put your recycling and waste out on your usual collection day...
Monday 27 March 2023

Waste collections consultation

You can have your say on plans to increase recycling collections and reduce residual waste collections in Torfaen from today.
Monday 20 March 2023

Changes to waste and recycling services

At least 70 per cent of rubbish must be recycled in Wales by 2025.
Friday 10 March 2023

Food waste recycling lessons

Primary school pupils are joining the fight to reduce food waste...
Friday 17 February 2023

Torfaen Repair Café needs you

Torfaen Repair Café needs you
More than 50 electrical items have been saved from the rubbish bin thanks to the Torfaen Repair Café.The café opened in Pontypool Indoor Market in October and since then 54 products have been repaired including electric drills, vacuum cleaners, kettles and toasters.
Tuesday 7 February 2023

Turn food waste into Welsh power

This week marks the start of the annual Be Mighty Recycle campaign aimed at increasing food waste recycling.
Friday 3 February 2023

Report into future of waste and recycling services

A report into the future of waste and recycling services in Torfaen will be discussed by scrutiny committee members next week.
Wednesday 18 January 2023

Recycling vehicles named

The results of our primary school competition to name some of Torfaen Council's new recycling vehicles have been announced...
Wednesday 7 December 2022

Christmas and New Year recycling and waste collections

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...
Friday 25 November 2022

Grab a bag of toys for £1

If you are concerned about finances this Christmas, head to The Steelhouse reuse shop to grab a bargain...
Friday 28 October 2022

Torfaen Repair Café opens

Residents have an alternative to throwing away small items when they become broken or damaged thanks to a new repair shop...
Tuesday 4 October 2022

Garden waste collections extended

Fortnightly garden waste collections in Torfaen are extended for the duration of November, after being suspended for a few weeks earlier in the year...
Monday 3 October 2022

Name the recycling vehicle

Torfaen Council is taking delivery of 19 new recycling vehicles over the next few months, and we want school children to name them...
Friday 26 August 2022

Garden waste collections suspended for 2 weeks

From this Bank Holiday Monday, Torfaen Council will suspend Garden Waste collections for 2 weeks from Monday 29 August until Friday 9 September
Friday 1 July 2022

School pupils meet Bert and Trevor

The winners of our competition to name Torfaen's new fully-electric waste vehicles got to see the trucks for the first time today...
Friday 10 June 2022

New electric vehicle names revealed

Over 100 entries were received to name the first two electric waste vehicles in the borough, and after much debate the winners have been chosen...
Friday 13 May 2022

Spring clean tackles litter hot-spots

Crips packets, sweet wrappers, a park bench and a hoover! Just some of the items of rubbish picked up as part of Torfaen's annual Spring Clean events...
Monday 11 April 2022

Easter bank holiday update

There will be no changes to collection days this year during the Easter bank holidays as crews will be working. Please put out your recycling and waste on your usual collection day...
Friday 8 April 2022

Primary schools to get creative for competition

Torfaen Council is taking delivery of two new electric waste vehicles in May, and we want school children to name them...
Friday 18 March 2022

Garden waste collections start Monday

Fortnightly garden waste collections in Torfaen will resume the week commencing Monday 21 March...
Wednesday 16 March 2022

New waste and recycling truck drivers

This week, Torfaen Council has welcomed four new HGV drivers to the waste and recycling team...

Torfaen Spring Clean is back

Volunteers are being recruited for this year's Torfaen Spring Clean...
Tuesday 15 February 2022

Charity reuse shop feels the love

A new reuse shop at the New Inn Household Waste Recycling Centre is proving a big hit with residents since it reopened in December...
Thursday 6 January 2022

HWRC car bookings to end

Car drivers will no longer need to book to visit the Household Waste Recycling Centre from next week.
Tuesday 4 January 2022

Reuse shop reopens

A shop selling good quality unwanted items has reopened next to the Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Friday 24 December 2021

Waste update

Just as a reminder, our waste and recycling crews are working every day over the Christmas period so your collection days remain the same.
Friday 17 December 2021

Christmas waste and recycling collections

There will be no changes to waste and recycling collections over the festive period as crews now work the bank holidays...

Record response to HWRC survey

Almost 4,000 people took part in our recent consultation about the booking system at the Household Waste Recycling Centre – and the results are in!...
Tuesday 7 December 2021

Waste and Recycling update

I know many of you have been frustrated recently by an increase in missed waste and recycling collections.
Friday 3 December 2021

42% of Welsh population at risk of being scammed by fly-tippers

Householders living in Wales are at high risk of being scammed by unlicensed waste removal services...
Friday 26 November 2021

The future of the HWRC booking system

Residents are being asked if they think the Household Waste Recycling Centre booking system should continue...
Thursday 18 November 2021

Garden waste collections stop for winter

If you are on collection round A or B, your last garden waste collection is this week on your usual collection day....
Friday 12 November 2021

Stretchy plastic collections to resume

After a fire suspended collection of stretchy plastic in borough, Capital Valley Plastics are pleased to inform Torfaen residents that they are now in the position to restart collections...
Wednesday 27 October 2021

Tricks and treats to save your food on Halloween

It's spooky season and we are stocking up on pumpkins, apples, tasty treats and other hearty and seasonal foods...
Wednesday 20 October 2021

New life for old mobility aids

Crutches and zimmers are being given a new lease of life, thanks to the team at Torfaen Council's Household Waste Recycling Centre which is operated by waste and recycling partner FCC Environment...
Friday 15 October 2021

Winter opening hours at the Household Waste Recycling Centre begin Sunday 31 October

Winter opening times are due to come into effect at the Household Waste Recycling Centre located at New Inn from Sunday 31 October 2021...
Friday 8 October 2021

Torfaen Council joins new campaign to tackle dog fouling

Torfaen Council is urging dog owners to do the right thing and pick up after their pets as part of a new national campaign from Keep Wales Tidy...
Wednesday 22 September 2021

Stretchy plastic recycling project put on hold

A project to recycle single-use stretchy plastic in Torfaen has been temporarily suspended following a devastating fire at the Capital Valley Plastics...
Friday 17 September 2021

September litter picks

As part of our drive to create a cleaner, greener Torfaen, the Council along with Keep Wales Tidy (KWT) are running a series of litter picks next week...
Wednesday 15 September 2021

Torfaen Council supports the mighty mission to help Wales become the number one recycling nation this Recycle Week

Wales is already the third best recycling nation in the world, and the Mighty Mission to get us to number one continues into Recycle Week 2021 from 20 to 26 September...
Friday 10 September 2021

Have you ever wondered what happens to your black bag rubbish?

Find out what happens to the rubbish you put in your purple lidded bin by taking a virtual tour around Viridor's Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility (ERF)...
Wednesday 25 August 2021

No changes to waste and recycling collections on bank holidays

There will be no changes to waste and recycling collections on Monday 30 August, which is our Summer bank holiday...
Friday 16 July 2021

Have a waste free BBQ

If you're making the most of the sun this weekend by having a BBQ here's some top tips on how to make it waste free...
Friday 28 May 2021

Calling all Torfaen litter heroes - Spring Clean Cymru is back

People in Torfaen and across Wales are being encouraged to 'be part of the pick' and join Spring Clean Cymru 2021...
Thursday 13 May 2021

Boom in recycling rates

The amount of cardboard being left out for recycling in Torfaen has increased by 16 per cent since the start of the pandemic.
Friday 16 April 2021

Green waste (garden waste) reminder

Unfortunately, due to some residents using their green waste bin inappropriately our recycling contractors haven't been able to recycle everything we have sent them this week. ..
Wednesday 7 April 2021

Bag sorting to restart at the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)

On Wednesday 14 April, bag sorting will restart at the HWRC located in New Inn...
Monday 29 March 2021

Easter Waste & Recycling Collections 2021

Easter Waste & Recycling Collections 2021
The Council is pleased to announce that this year we will be collecting waste and recycling on Easter Monday (5th April 2021), which in previous years wouldn't have occurred...
Friday 26 March 2021

Use your recycling box net to help reduce litter

We all want to see Torfaen litter free, and one of the ways residents can help is by using their recycling box nets...

Reminder: Leave your garden waste bins for collection

Due to the large amount of garden waste residents are leaving out for collection, our crews are finding it difficult to collect it all on your allocated collection day...
Wednesday 24 March 2021

Council launches five year litter and fly-tipping strategy

Following last week's launch of Caru Cymru, Keep Wales Tidy's national campaign to eradicate litter, the Council is today launching its new five-year litter and fly-tipping strategy...
Wednesday 17 March 2021

Torfaen County Borough Council joins new movement to eradicate litter and waste

Torfaen County Borough Council has joined forces with Keep Wales Tidy to support Caru Cymru, the biggest ever initiative to eradicate litter and waste...
Monday 15 March 2021

Summer opening hours at the Household Waste Recycling Centre begin Sunday 28 March

On Sunday 28 March, the opening hours at the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) located in New Inn will be changing...
Thursday 11 March 2021

Torfaen Council joins Wales' mighty recycling mission to tackle climate change and get to world number one

With 92% of people in Wales now recycling regularly*, Wales is one step closer on its Mighty Mission to become world number one for recycling...
Monday 8 March 2021

Garden waste collections to resume

Garden waste collections to resume
Fortnightly garden waste collections in Torfaen will resume the week commencing Monday 22 March
Friday 5 March 2021

Love Food Hate Waste: top 10 tips for Food Waste Action Week

Wasting food is one of the biggest contributors to climate change. A lot of water, land, energy, time, and transportation go into producing our food, and yet in UK homes we waste 4.5 million tonnes of edible food every year. That's enough to make 10 million meals...
Wednesday 3 March 2021

Stretchy plastic bring bank location change

Due to an ongoing issue with littering and fly-tipping at the Cwmavon Road stretchy plastic bring bank, the decision has been taken to move it to the entrance of Capital Valley Plastic a few hundred meters away...
Wednesday 24 February 2021

Please use litter bins for litter and dog waste only

We've had reports over the last few weeks that household waste bags are being put in litter bins. This is not the proper use of a litter bin, and can result in bins overflowing, leading to more litter in neighbourhoods...
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