Bins & Recycling

Tuesday 14 May 2024

Recycling Hubs are changing

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From Friday 24 May, the locations in Torfaen where residents can collect recycling boxes, bags and caddies will change
Thursday 2 May 2024

Meet and greet resumed at the Household Recycling Centre

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The Household Recycling Centre team has resumed meeting and greeting visitors to the site in New Inn.
Thursday 25 April 2024

Nappy Library launches in Torfaen

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Did you know that in the first year of their life a baby will produce around 78 bin bags full of disposable nappies?...
Monday 15 April 2024

Spring Clean success

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Plastic bottles, crisp packets, vapes, a broken E-Scooter, and a car head rest are just some of the items of rubbish picked up as part of Torfaen's annual Spring Clean.
Monday 18 March 2024

Easter recycling and waste collections

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Crews will be working the Easter bank holidays this year so there are no changes to collection days...
Thursday 14 March 2024

Be Mighty. Recycle – Let's get Wales to number 1!

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Here in Wales we're proud recyclers, and that's made us the third best recyclers IN THE WORLD...
Wednesday 6 March 2024

Spring clean 2024 starts soon

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The Torfaen Spring Clean 2024 is due to start Saturday 30 March at Pontypool Park at 11am
Wednesday 21 February 2024

Garden waste collections restart soon

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Fortnightly garden waste collections in Torfaen will restart week beginning Monday 04 March...
Tuesday 23 January 2024

Repair café takes on ceramics

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The Torfaen Repair Café can now repair broken ceramics thanks to a new volunteer...
Wednesday 17 January 2024

Plan to Raise the Recycling Rate approved

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Cabinet members have approved a plan to improve the waste and recycling service and increase recycling.
Tuesday 12 December 2023

Christmas and New Year recycling and waste collections

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There will be no changes to collection days in the week leading up to Christmas.
Wednesday 8 November 2023

Weekly cardboard collections start Monday

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Cardboard recycling collections will increase from fortnightly to weekly from Monday 13 November...
Friday 27 October 2023

How to dispose of vapes safely

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An estimated 5 million disposable vapes are thrown away every week in the UK – equivalent to eight every second...
Thursday 26 October 2023

Weekly cardboard collections to start

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Cardboard recycling collections will increase from fortnightly to weekly from next month.

Recycling facilities improved at flats

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Torfaen Council has been working with Bron Afon Community Housing to increase the number of flats with recycling facilities...
Wednesday 25 October 2023

Wales! Get ready to harness the power of food waste and get us to #1

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Wales, we're crackin' at recycling and take pride in doing our bit, so much so that we're the 3rd best recycling nation in the world. But we can always do better, right?...
Friday 20 October 2023

Green waste recycling increases

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The amount of green waste recycled in Torfaen has increased since the start of April...
Wednesday 18 October 2023

Food waste recycling increases

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The amount of food waste being recycled in Torfaen has increased 13 per cent over the past five months...
Friday 13 October 2023

Repair shop celebrates first anniversary

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Volunteers who repair small electrical items free of charge are celebrating their first year.
Friday 6 October 2023

Waste Warriors competition winners

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Primary schools in Torfaen have reduced the amount of food waste they produce by an average of 20%, thanks to a new competition...
Friday 22 September 2023

Cardboard collections increase

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Residents are helping to Raise the Rate by increasing the amount of cardboard they leave out for kerbside collections....
Friday 15 September 2023

New Litter Picking Hub opens

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In an effort to combat litter and promote a cleaner, more sustainable environment, a new Litter Picking Hub has been officially opened today at Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary School...
Monday 4 September 2023

Free compost trial

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Residents are being offered free compost as part of a trial by Torfaen Council to reuse green waste collected from local homes...
Friday 25 August 2023

Bank holiday recycling and waste collections

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Crews will be working as normal this Bank Holiday Monday so there won't be any changes to waste and recycling collections next week.
Friday 30 June 2023

Council launches soft plastic recycling points to Raise the Rate

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New public recycling points for plastic bags and wrapping known as "stretchy plastic" are to be introduced by Torfaen Council's waste and recycling team..
Monday 19 June 2023

School food waste competition

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Primary schools are being invited to take part in a new competition organised by Torfaen Council's Catering Service to help reduce food waste.
Friday 2 June 2023

Improvements to textile recycling service

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Improvements have been made to Torfaen Council's textile recycling collection service, following feedback from residents
Wednesday 31 May 2023

Residents reminded to put black boxes out by 7am

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As part of the Council's strategy to Raise the recycling Rate, from Monday 5 June, residents are being reminded to put black boxes out on the kerbside by 7am...
Friday 19 May 2023

Raise the Rate survey reaches 1,200

Raise the Rate survey reaches 1,200
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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

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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

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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

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

Waste consultation update

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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

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

Easter recycling and waste collections

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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

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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

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

Food waste recycling lessons

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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 2022

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

New waste and recycling truck drivers

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

Torfaen Spring Clean is back

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

Charity reuse shop feels the love

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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

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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

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