Bins & Recycling

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.
Friday 24 December 2021

Waste update

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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

Record response to HWRC survey

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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!...

Christmas waste and recycling collections

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There will be no changes to waste and recycling collections over the festive period as crews now work the bank holidays...
Tuesday 7 December 2021

Waste and Recycling update

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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...
Monday 14 December 2020

Changes to Christmas waste and recycling collections

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The council is pleased to announce that this year we will be collecting waste and recycling on Bank Holiday Monday (28th December), which in previous years wouldn't have occurred...

Keep up the MIGHTY recycling effort this Christmas to help get Wales to number one

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As Wales' recycling rate reaches an all-time high, we're calling on our residents to keep up their 'mighty' efforts when it comes to recycling this Christmas.
Wednesday 25 November 2020

Book your slot at the Household Waste Recycling Centre

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If you're having a clear out ready for Christmas, don't forget to book your slot at the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in New Inn.
Wednesday 18 November 2020

Torfaen Council and partners win award at the Lets Recycle Award for Excellence 2020

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The council working in partnership with, Capital Valley Plastic and FCC Environment, have won 'The Best Local Authority Recycling Initiative of the Year' at the Lets Recycle Awards for Excellence 2020...
Monday 9 November 2020

Green waste collections will stop for winter

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The fortnightly green waste collections in Torfaen will stop for winter shortly...
Friday 6 November 2020

Household Waste Recycling Centre to reopen Monday 9th November

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The Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Panteg Way, New Inn will re-open on Monday 9th November with new winter opening hours. The new opening hours will be Monday to Sunday 10am – 4pm.
Monday 26 October 2020

Make some tasty treats with your pumpkins this Halloween

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Halloween is a fun time for many people who love getting creative carving out spooky pumpkins but did you realise that you can eat the insides of your pumpkins too?
Friday 9 October 2020

Council shortlisted for prestigious recycling and waste management award

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Now in its 17th year, the Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management is considered the most prestigious awards scheme for waste and recycling professionals recognising organisations, partnerships and individuals across 17 categories.
Thursday 24 September 2020

Torfaen calls on residents to Be Mighty, Recycle and get Wales to number one!

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We're already the third best recyclers in the world, and now Torfaen Council is backing the Wales-wide movement to make us first.
Friday 4 September 2020

Next round of weed spraying in the borough to start

Next round of weed spraying in the borough to start
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The next round of weed spraying in the borough will start on Monday 7 September (weather permitting).
Monday 24 August 2020

August bank holiday waste and recycling collections 2020

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There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on the Bank Holiday 31st August, and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Monday 6 July 2020

Vans and trailers can now book a slot to visit the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)

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We are pleased to announce that from Monday 13th July, vans and trailers will be able to visit the Household Waste Recycling Centre at New Inn daily between 1.30pm-3.30pm
Wednesday 1 July 2020

Bulky waste collections to restart next week

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On Tuesday 7th July, bulky waste collections will resume.
Thursday 11 June 2020

Don't let disposable face masks and gloves spoil our beautiful borough

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Since Covid-19 began disposable face masks and gloves have become a new stream of litter most of us have noticed around the borough....
Wednesday 27 May 2020

Attacks on waste and recycling crew members will not be tolerated

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The council has strongly condemned an unprovoked attack on one of its waste and recycling collection crew members which occurred yesterday at 10.30am (26th May 2020) on New William Street, Blaenavon.
Thursday 21 May 2020

Household Waste Recycling Centre booking system is live

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Following our update last week about the Household Waste Recycling Centre re-opening on Tuesday 26 May, full details about the running of the site and how to book a slot can be found here
Thursday 14 May 2020

Household Waste Recycling Centre to reopen

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Following the latest Welsh Government announcement, and the subsequent change in the regulations allowing residents to visit recycling and waste sites, Torfaen's plans to re-open its Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) at New Inn on Tuesday 26th May are progressing at speed.
Thursday 30 April 2020

Green waste collections to restart from Monday 04 May

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From Monday 4 May, collections of green waste will restart in Torfaen.

May bank holiday waste and recycling collections 2020

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There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on both the Bank Holidays (8th May and 25th May) and all collections on each week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Monday 20 April 2020

Help keep Torfaen clean and green

Help keep Torfaen clean and green
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When you are out and about taking your daily exercise, and getting some well-deserved fresh air, we are asking residents to help us by taking their litter home and report any fly-tipping they see...
Friday 10 April 2020

Easter waste and recycling collections 2020

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There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Easter Monday (13 April) and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Thursday 9 April 2020

Welsh households are urged to dispose of their waste correctly and #DontFuelTheFire

Welsh households are urged to dispose of their waste correctly and #DontFuelTheFire
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During these unprecedented times, fire services across Wales are urging the public not to be tempted to burn garden or household waste.

Serving our communities, collecting your waste whilst staying safe

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Torfaen County Borough Council has announced that additional steps will be taken to ensure the health and wellbeing of its staff during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Wednesday 1 April 2020

Torfaen is working hard to maintain your recycling and waste services

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The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing our daily lives and causing significant disruption. This looks set to continue for some time, but this disruption is absolutely necessary if, together we are to limit the spread and impact of this disease...
Thursday 5 March 2020

Help your local primary school or nursery win £300 by recycling stretchy plastic

Help your local primary school or nursery win £300 by recycling stretchy plastic
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Last year, the council worked with Ysgol Bryn Onnen, local recycling company Capital Valley Plastics, the operator of the council's household waste recycling centre FCC Environment to trial the collection of stretchy plastics.
Friday 14 February 2020

Torfaen Spring Clean 2020

Torfaen Spring Clean 2020
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The council has started preparations ahead of its fourth Spring Clean, which begins Monday 9 March and runs until Friday 3 April. The Torfaen Spring Clean will cross over with Keep Wales Tidy's annual Spring Clean Cymru campaign, which begins Friday 20 March and runs until Friday 13 April, so there will be lots of activity going on throughout the borough...
Thursday 16 January 2020

We need your help shaping our next litter and fly-tipping strategy

We need your help shaping our next litter and fly-tipping strategy
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We are in the process of creating our next litter and fly-tipping strategy and we need your thoughts and ideas about the strategy and the objectives within in...
Tuesday 7 January 2020

Waste and recycling collection update

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During the Christmas and New Year period the amount of waste and recycling created by households increased significantly, and we are still in the process of collecting it....
Wednesday 18 December 2019

Tips for visiting the Household Waste Recycling Centre during Christmas and New Year

Tips for visiting the Household Waste Recycling Centre during Christmas and New Year
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For some people a trip to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is a frequent one, but for those who only visit once or twice a year a few things have changed.
Monday 16 December 2019

Christmas and New Year waste and recycling information

Christmas and New Year waste and recycling information
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There will be some minor changes to waste and recycling collections taking place in Torfaen during the Christmas and New Year period.
Tuesday 26 November 2019

Primary school stretchy plastic recycling scheme launched

Primary school stretchy plastic recycling scheme launched
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Torfaen CBC has been working with Ysgol Bryn Onnen, Capital Valley Plastics, and FCC Environment to trial the collection of stretchy plastics over the last 5 months to see if a roll out to all primary schools would be possible.
Friday 8 November 2019

Green waste collections will stop for winter 2019

Green waste collections will stop for winter 2019
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The fortnightly green waste collections in Torfaen will stop for winter shortly.
Wednesday 30 October 2019

Recycling enthusiast Ieuan Bradfield helps Torfaen Borough Council and FCC Environment unveil new re-use shop in partnership with Circulate

Recycling enthusiast Ieuan Bradfield helps Torfaen Borough Council and FCC Environment unveil new re-use shop in partnership with Circulate
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Local dignitaries and a young recycling enthusiast came together today (30th October 2019) to help local charity Circulate Recycling, in partnership with Torfaen County Borough Council and FCC Environment, launch a unique retail outlet close to the Torfaen household waste recycling site in New Inn.
Tuesday 29 October 2019

First Caru Cymru litter picking hub set up in Torfaen

First Caru Cymru litter picking hub set up in Torfaen
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Caru Cymru is the new, flagship partnership project that will tackle environmental issues that really matter to communities across Wales.
Friday 18 October 2019

A trio of Pontypool childminders are on a mission to reduce plastic waste

A trio of Pontypool childminders are on a mission to reduce plastic waste
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A group of childminders are showing they care for the environment as well as the children in their care by using reusable nappies and wipes in order to reduce the amount of single use plastic they use.
Tuesday 1 October 2019

Join the conversation about how to tackle litter in Torfaen

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We are in the process of creating our next litter strategy and we want your thoughts and ideas about what should be included in it.
Friday 27 September 2019

Zero tolerance for abuse of staff at the Household Waste Recycling Centre

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The council, along with its waste management partner FCC Environment, are asking local people to respect the dedicated staff working at its Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in New Inn.
Tuesday 27 August 2019

Help keep nature safe by securing your recycling box net

Help keep nature safe by securing your recycling box net
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Residents are being reminded to keep their recycling box nets tied onto their boxes, and placed inside them, when they are not in use.
Tuesday 20 August 2019

Torfaen: When it comes to food, are we Spoiled Rotten?

Torfaen: When it comes to food, are we Spoiled Rotten?
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New campaign encouraging people in Torfaen to buy what they need to reduce the 7.1 million tonnes of food wasted every year in UK homes.
Friday 5 July 2019

Man fined following Pontypool flytipping incident

Man fined following Pontypool flytipping incident
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Mr Brian Walker from Trevethin, Pontypool, has been found guilty by Newport Magistrates after waste under his control was found fly tipped outside garages in Pontnewynydd, Pontypool.
Monday 3 June 2019

Fly-tipping at The British results in removal costs of over 30K

Fly-tipping at The British results in removal costs of over 30K
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The British has become a dumping ground for black bag rubbish and asbestos which has resulted in the council having to pay in excess of 30K for removal.
Thursday 9 May 2019

Changes to food waste caddy liners

Changes to food waste caddy liners
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From this week Torfaen residents will see a change in their food waste caddy liners. A change in the way the borough's food waste is recycled now means that residents can reuse bread bags or similar as food waste caddy liners. Caddy liners will still be provided, but will be made of recycled plastic (for those who want to use them).
Tuesday 23 April 2019

Leftover chocolate fridge cake

Leftover chocolate fridge cake
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This easy to make fridge cake is a great way to use up leftover chocolate Easter eggs, and makes a wonderful afternoon treat.
Friday 29 March 2019

Local legend 'Kenny Bins' empties his final recycling box

Local legend 'Kenny Bins' empties his final recycling box
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You may not give a waste operative a second glance as you see them collecting your waste and recycling, but it's time you do. What do you know about your local waste operative?
Wednesday 13 March 2019

Staff clear over 600 bags of litter from Torfaen roadsides

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More than 600 bags of rubbish have been cleared from roadside verges over the past ten days following the launch of this year's Torfaen Spring Clean campaign.
Thursday 28 February 2019

Reminder - New bag sorting policy coming to Household Waste Recycling Centre on Monday

Reminder - New bag sorting policy coming to Household Waste Recycling Centre on Monday
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Reminder - New bag sorting policy coming to Household Waste Recycling Centre on Monday
Thursday 31 January 2019

New bag sorting policy coming to Household Waste Recycling Centre

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On Monday 04 March a new bag sorting policy will be coming into action at the Household Waste recycling Centre (HWRC) as part of the council's plans to reduce the amount of recyclable products sent for disposal.
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