Bins & Recycling

Tuesday 21 August 2018

August bank holiday waste and recycling collections

August bank holiday waste and recycling collections
Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Wednesday 2 May 2018

Bank holiday waste and recycling collections

Bank holiday waste and recycling collections
Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Monday 7 May and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Thursday 29 March 2018

Torfaen council invests in borough-wide deep clean

Torfaen council invests in borough-wide deep clean
Description:
Torfaen council is investing £65,000 to tackle litter in streets, shopping areas, parks, road verges and cycle paths.
Wednesday 28 March 2018

Easter waste and recycling collections

Easter waste and recycling collections
Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Easter Monday (2 April) and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Tuesday 27 March 2018

New approach to breaking down barriers to food recycling

New approach to breaking down barriers to food recycling
Description:
Torfaen council has partnered with the Wales Audit Office to understand why significant numbers of people in the borough choose not to recycle their food waste.
Wednesday 21 March 2018

Green waste collections to resume

Green waste collections to resume
Description:
Fortnightly green waste collections in Torfaen will resume the week commencing Monday 26 March.
Monday 12 March 2018

Hundreds of Torfaen children take part in Crucial Crew

Hundreds of Torfaen children take part in Crucial Crew
Description:
Almost 1000 year six pupils from Torfaen schools have taken part in the Crucial Crew, an annual event that teaches children about personal safety, sustainability, recycling and other skills that will be useful as they transition into secondary school.
Wednesday 14 February 2018

Spring into action to clean up your community

Spring into action to clean up your community
Description:
Community groups, sports and social clubs, churches, schools and businesses are being urged to join in with the annual Torfaen Spring Clean in March.
Monday 18 December 2017

Two extra bags part of changes to Christmas collections

Two extra bags part of changes to Christmas collections
Description:
There will be some minor changes to waste and recycling collections taking place in Torfaen after Christmas Day.
Tuesday 5 December 2017

Order extra recycling containers ready for Christmas

Order extra recycling containers ready for Christmas
Description:
Torfaen residents are being advised to order additional recycling containers to dispose of the extra waste generated over the Christmas period.
Monday 20 November 2017

Local school children refuse to give in to litterers

Local school children refuse to give in to litterers
Description:
Children from Garnteg Primary School's eco committee have cleared more than 20 bags of rubbish from the British site in Talywain after collecting more than 40 bags from the same spot just 6 months ago.
Wednesday 1 November 2017

Green waste collections to end for winter

Green waste collections to end for winter
Description:
Green waste Green waste collections in Torfaen will stop for winter from the first week of December and will resume at the end of March 2018.
Wednesday 23 August 2017

Bank holiday waste and recycling collections

Bank holiday waste and recycling collections
Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections on bank holiday Monday 28 August and all collections will take place a day later than scheduled.
Thursday 22 June 2017

Dan Can visits Crownbridge School

Dan Can visits Crownbridge School
Description:
Pupils at Crownbridge School in Cwmbran have been learning about recycling and how it benefits the environment.
Tuesday 13 June 2017

Dan Can visits Garnteg Primary School

Dan Can visits Garnteg Primary School
Description:
Torfaen's recycling superhero, Dan Can, paid a visit to pupils in years one and two at Garnteg Primary school this week to hear about their school recycling projects.
Thursday 25 May 2017

May bank holiday waste and recycling collections

Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Monday 29 May and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Friday 7 April 2017

Easter waste and recycling collections

Easter waste and recycling collections
Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Easter Monday (17 April) and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Monday 20 March 2017

Spring clean success

Spring clean success
Description:
More than 62 tonnes of litter and fly tipping have been cleared from streets, parks and beauty spots in Torfaen as part of a campaign to make the borough cleaner and greener.
Tuesday 14 March 2017

Green waste collections to resume

Green waste collections to resume
Description:
Fortnightly green waste collections in Torfaen will resume the week commencing Monday 27 March.
Friday 24 February 2017

Torfaen residents thanked for Christmas recycling efforts

Torfaen residents thanked for Christmas recycling efforts
Description:
Torfaen residents recycled 670 tonnes of rubbish at the kerbside over the Christmas holidays.
Tuesday 21 February 2017

Torfaen Spring Clean: Events Near You

Torfaen Spring Clean: Events Near You
Description:
There are more than a dozen Torfaen Spring Clean Ups, with something for everyone.
Friday 27 January 2017

Let's Spring into action to make a cleaner, greener Torfaen

Let's Spring into action to make a cleaner, greener Torfaen
Description:
Community groups, sports and social clubs, churches, schools and businesses are being urged to join in a Torfaen-wide spring clean.
Thursday 8 September 2016

Share your top recycling tips for Recycling Week

Share your top recycling tips for Recycling Week
Description:
Torfaen council is looking for the borough's top recyclers to share their quirky ideas to reduce, reuse or recycle their waste.
Wednesday 10 August 2016

Dispose of knives safely

Dispose of knives safely
Description:
Torfaen council is asking residents to dispose of knives and sharp cutlery safely, either in their purple lidded wheelie bins, or at the household waste recycling centre.
Monday 11 July 2016

Council plans for greener, cleaner Torfaen

Description:
Torfaen council is investing in its street cleansing service, and creating five new teams to tackle litter hotspots, as part of its commitment to cleaner and greener communities.
Thursday 7 July 2016

Residents asked for their views on recycling

Residents asked for their views on recycling
Description:
Residents in Torfaen are being asked for their ideas to encourage communities to recycle more of their household waste.
Thursday 16 June 2016

Cooking oil recycling scheme success

Cooking oil recycling scheme success
Description:
Torfaen residents recycled 2400 litres of cooking oil last year, generating enough clean energy to power three average-sized homes for about a year.
Monday 15 February 2016

Eco-friendly pupils create their own recycling centre

Eco-friendly pupils create their own recycling centre
Description:
Pupils from Maendy Primary School in Cwmbran have created their own recycling centre as part of a class project to learn about recycling in the home.
Monday 25 January 2016

Number your bins

Number your bins
Description:
Torfaen residents are being encouraged to number their purple-lidded wheelie bins, black recycling boxes, blue cardboard bags and brown food caddies to help prevent them being lost or stolen.
Tuesday 22 December 2015

Waste standards improving in Torfaen

Description:
Torfaen council made more than seven million waste and recycling collections in April 2014 to March 2015 performance figures show.
Monday 21 December 2015

Nappy collection service

Nappy collection service
Description:
Torfaen council is reminding residents that a nappy collection service is available for families with children.
Monday 16 November 2015

Report fly tipping confidentially

Report fly tipping confidentially
Description:
Torfaen residents are being asked to take a stand against fly tipping and report any incidents they witness confidentially to the council.
Monday 9 November 2015

Residents advised to dispose of waste responsibly

Residents advised to dispose of waste responsibly
Description:
Torfaen residents are being advised to check that any trader disposing of waste on their behalf is registered to do so.
Monday 2 November 2015

Businesses advised to dispose of waste responsibly

Businesses advised to dispose of waste responsibly
Description:
Torfaen council is advising businesses to help prevent fly tipping in the borough and avoid significant fines by using registered waste carriers to dispose of their commercial waste.
Friday 11 September 2015

Skinny bin roll out begins

Skinny bin roll out begins
Description:
The roll out of skinny bins in Torfaen begins on Monday (14 September) and will take place over the next three months.
Tuesday 8 September 2015

Nappy collection service

Nappy collection service
Description:
Torfaen residents with children in nappies can start collecting their nappy sacks from Thursday 10 September.

Food waste bags

Food waste bags
Description:
Residents can collect compostable liners for their kitchen food waste caddies free of charge from Thursday 10 September.
Tuesday 25 August 2015

Sign up for nappy collection service

Sign up for nappy collection service
Description:
Torfaen residents can now sign up to receive a dedicated nappy collection service that will be introduced when smaller wheelie bins are rolled out from mid September.
Monday 17 August 2015

Facebook Q and A sessions

Facebook Q and A sessions
Description:
Torfaen council's waste team are hosting live question and answer sessions on Facebook ahead of the roll out of smaller bins in September.
Friday 14 August 2015

Register interest for nappy collection service

Register interest for nappy collection service
Description:
Torfaen residents can now register their interest to receive a dedicated nappy collection service that will be introduced when smaller wheelie bins are rolled out from September.
Friday 22 May 2015

Coed Eva eco fair

Coed Eva eco fair
Description:
Coed Eva primary school in Cwmbran held an Eco-Fair on Friday.
Thursday 14 May 2015

Minister opens household waste recycling centre

Minister opens household waste recycling centre
Description:
Carl Sargeant, the Minister for Natural Resources, has officially opened Torfaen's new household waste recycling centre (HWRC).
Tuesday 24 March 2015

Upper Race litter pick

Upper Race litter pick
Description:
Torfaen council, together with Keep Wales Tidy, will be leading a litter pick and general clear up at Upper Race on Tuesday 31 March between 10am and 2pm.
Monday 23 March 2015

New household waste recycling centre opens

New household waste recycling centre opens
Description:
Torfaen council's new household waste recycling centre (HWRC) at New Inn, Pontypool, opens to the public from Wednesday April 1st.
Friday 20 March 2015

Dog walkers go green to tackle fouling

Dog walkers go green to tackle fouling
Description:
Torfaen has become the first local authority in Wales to sign up to the Green Dog Walkers initiative, a community led campaign to tackle dog fouling.
Tuesday 17 March 2015

New footbridge at Dowlais Brook

New footbridge at Dowlais Brook
Description:
A new footbridge has been constructed across the Dowlais Brook in Llantarnam.
Thursday 12 March 2015

Forgeside Village Green improvements continue

Forgeside Village Green improvements continue
Description:
Further environmental improvements to the village green at Forgeside will continue from today (Thursday 12 March).
Wednesday 4 March 2015

Blaenavon town clear up

Blaenavon town clear up
Description:
Blaenavon residents are encouraged to grab a litter picker and join in with a targeted clear up of the town centre on Tuesday 10 March.
Wednesday 25 February 2015

Torfaen families complete waste challenge

Torfaen families complete waste challenge
Description:
Families from Torfaen have taken part in a zero-waste challenge ahead of the introduction of smaller black wheelie bins later this year.
Tuesday 24 February 2015

Gregory Brothers bring recycling messages to Torfaen schools

Gregory Brothers bring recycling messages to Torfaen schools
Description:
Welsh double act the Gregory Brothers are touring schools in Torfaen to bring messages about recycling and healthy eating to children.
Monday 23 February 2015

Byways community action day

Byways community action day
Description:
Around 100 people took part in a multi-agency led, community clear up at the Byways estate in Cwmbran on Friday (20 February).
Friday 13 February 2015

Cwmbran man prosecuted for fly tipping

Cwmbran man prosecuted for fly tipping
Description:
A Cwmbran man has been ordered to pay almost £1000 after he was caught fly tipping in a country lane in Pontypool.
Wednesday 11 February 2015

Blaenavon town clear up

Blaenavon town clear up
Description:
Local residents, businesses and pupils from Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary School took to the streets of Blaenavon for a mass town clear up yesterday.
Thursday 5 February 2015

Local volunteers clear verges

Local volunteers clear verges
Description:
Members of the local community in Cwmynyscoy and Upper Race have joined forces to clear up verges and tracks in their local area.
Monday 2 February 2015

Clean Blaenavon

Clean Blaenavon
Description:
Blaenavon residents are encouraged to grab a litter picker and join in with a targeted clear up of the town centre on Tuesday 10 February.
Tuesday 27 January 2015

Cwmynyscoy and Upper Race litter pick

Cwmynyscoy and Upper Race litter pick
Description:
Torfaen council, together with Keep Wales Tidy, will be leading a litter pick and general clear up at Upper Race on Thursday February 5 between 10am and 3pm.
Monday 26 January 2015

Box it don't bag it

Description:
Torfaen residents are being asked to put their recycling out for collection in the black recycling boxes available free of charge from the council, rather than plastic bags, to help with collections.
Tuesday 13 January 2015

Pollinators thriving in Torfaen

Pollinators thriving in Torfaen
Description:
Torfaen's wild flower corridor and meadow land areas were buzzing with wildlife last summer according to an environmental survey
Wednesday 7 January 2015

Keep your recycling secure

Description:
With windy weather forecast, Torfaen residents are being reminded to secure the recycling in their black recycling box with a net to prevent it being blown away.
Wednesday 19 November 2014

Recycle your cooking oil

Recycle your cooking oil
Description:
Used cooking oil can now be recycled at Torfaen's household waste recycling centre in New Inn.
Monday 17 November 2014

Eastern Valleys Uplands Project receives funding

Eastern Valleys Uplands Project receives funding
Description:
Torfaen council has been awarded a £280,000 grant from Welsh Government to lead a collaboration to help restore historically important uplands across four local authority areas.

Make your metal matter

Make your metal matter
Description:
TV presenter Iolo Williams has called on residents of Torfaen to 'make their metals matter' and recycle more of the metal packaging items they use at home every year.
Tuesday 28 October 2014

Zero waste challenge

Zero waste challenge
Description:
Torfaen council is challenging families to go two weeks without producing any waste.
Monday 27 October 2014

Torfaen winter maintenance

Torfaen winter maintenance
Description:
Preparations are underway in Torfaen for the beginning of the gritting season, which starts today (27 October).
Friday 24 October 2014

Textile banks to be removed

Textile banks to be removed
Description:
Several textile bank recycling facilities in Torfaen will be removed from today (Friday 24 October)
Tuesday 21 October 2014

Council votes for smaller bins

Council votes for smaller bins
Description:
Torfaen councillors have voted to introduce smaller black wheelie bins for the collection of general waste, and maintain a fortnightly collection schedule, at a full council meeting today (Tuesday 21 October).
Tuesday 14 October 2014

Forgotten Landscape conference a success

Forgotten Landscape conference a success
Description:
More than 90 delegates attended a two day conference in Blaenavon this week to see first hand the results of the Forgotten Landscapes Project (FLP)
Monday 13 October 2014

Children get hands-on with nature

Children get hands-on with nature
Description:
More than 100 school children from across Torfaen visited the Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve on Friday to discover more about their local environment and heritage
Thursday 25 September 2014

Woodland clear up in Croesyceiliog

Woodland clear up in Croesyceiliog
Description:
Local residents have joined forces with Torfaen council, Gwent Wildlife Trust, Keep Wales Tidy and Space Saviours to clear up a section of woodland in Croesyceiliog.
Tuesday 16 September 2014

Torfaen council launches vehicle advertising

Torfaen council launches vehicle advertising
Description:
Torfaen council has launched a new initiative to allow local businesses to take advertising space on its refuse and recycling vehicles.
Friday 29 August 2014

Railway Terrace residents clear waste land

Railway Terrace residents clear waste land
Description:
Residents of Railway Terrace in Pontypool have joined forces with Torfaen council, Torfaen Friends of the Earth and Keep Wales Tidy to reclaim a patch of wasteland for use by the community.
Friday 15 August 2014

Afon Lwyd cycle map

Afon Lwyd cycle map
Description:
A new map of the Afon Lwyd cycle trail is now available to download.
Wednesday 30 July 2014

Lights Out

Lights Out
Description:
Torfaen council will be joining the Lights Out campaign on Monday 4th August to mark the hour that Britain entered the First World War one hundred years ago.
Monday 28 July 2014

Recycle at home

Recycle at home
Description:
Torfaen residents are being reminded that they can recycle most of their household waste at the kerbside.

Torfaen open spaces to fly Green Flags for another year

Torfaen open spaces to fly Green Flags for another year
Description:
Torfaen council has kept its Green Flag Awards for Cwmbran Boating Lake, Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve and Pontypool Park for another year
Tuesday 15 July 2014

Waste consultation update

Waste consultation update
Description:
The consultation into the future of black bin collections in Torfaen has now closed and generated 1,482 responses online, over the phone, or at roadshows held across the borough.
Monday 14 July 2014

Lottery winners lend a hand with canal restoration

Lottery winners lend a hand with canal restoration
Description:
A group of multi-millionaire lottery winners from Wales have joined local volunteers to help restore a derelict section of the 200 year-old Monmouthshire Brecon Canal in Cwmbran.
Friday 13 June 2014

Cattle grazing trial at Garn Lakes

Cattle grazing trial at Garn Lakes
Description:
Torfaen council is trialling a conservation grazing scheme at the Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve to improve the habitat for lapwings and other breeding birds.
Monday 9 June 2014

Paper bring banks to be removed

Paper bring banks to be removed
Description:
Paper bring banks in Torfaen are to be removed, starting this week.
Tuesday 3 June 2014

Waste consultation launched

Waste consultation launched
Description:
Torfaen council is calling for residents to have their say on the future of black bin collections in the borough.
Monday 19 May 2014

Council expands household waste recycling centre

Council expands household waste recycling centre
Description:
Torfaen council is expanding its household waste recycling centre (HWRC) at New Inn, following cabinet approval to appoint a contractor to carry out the work.
Wednesday 7 May 2014

Wild flower corridor planted

Wild flower corridor planted
Description:
A corridor of wild flowers, designed to turn Torfaen into a friendlier place for bees and other pollinating insects, has been planted between Cwmbran and Blaenavon.
Thursday 1 May 2014

Siding work at Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Siding work at Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
Description:
The council will be carrying out siding work to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, between Bevan's Lane and the tunnel above Five Locks Road, on Saturday 3 May and Saturday 10 May.
Friday 25 April 2014

Get 'real' and save hundreds

Get 'real' and save hundreds
Description:
As plans for this year's Real Nappy Week get underway, Torfaen council is encouraging Welsh parents to join the growing numbers using 'real' cloth nappies with their baby.

Tetrapak banks to be removed from bring sites

Tetrapak banks to be removed from bring sites
Description:
As Tetrapaks are now collected at the kerbside in Torfaen, the four remaining dedicated Tetrapak banks at bring sites in the borough will be removed over the next two weeks.
Wednesday 23 April 2014

Keith cleans up with Royal honour

Keith cleans up with Royal honour
Description:
Keith Wright, the Pontypool street cleaner whose dedication to his job earned him a British Empire Medal (BEM) as part of the New Year's Honours list, formally received his medal today from the Lord Lieutenant of Gwent.

Footbridge replacement

Footbridge replacement
Description:
The footbridge over the Afon Lwyd, adjacent to Woodland Road Social Club, will be closed for two weeks, commencing Monday 28th April 2014, to allow for its replacement.
Wednesday 16 April 2014

New nature reserve for Torfaen

New nature reserve for Torfaen
Description:
Llwyncelyn Fields in Cwmbran has been officially designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in recognition of its local ecological importance.
Tuesday 15 April 2014

Cwmbran takeaway prosecuted for food hygiene offences

Cwmbran takeaway prosecuted for food hygiene offences
Description:
A Cwmbran takeaway owner has been fined by magistrates after pleading guilty to food hygiene offences following an investigation by Torfaen Council
Tuesday 8 April 2014

Food hygiene ratings improving standards for residents

Food hygiene ratings improving standards for residents
Description:
Businesses food hygiene ratings improving standards for residents
Wednesday 2 April 2014

Council sets standards for waste collections

Council sets standards for waste collections
Description:
Torfaen council has produced a set of standards for waste and recycling that will allow it to improve collections and help to increase recycling rates.
Wednesday 26 March 2014

Eco pupils create new woodland

Eco pupils create new woodland
Description:
Pupils from Blaenavon Heritage VC School have created a new woodland area at Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve as part of a project to plant a tree for every child born or adopted in Wales in the last six years.

Council prepares for public consultation on waste

Council prepares for public consultation on waste
Description:
Torfaen council is undertaking a review of its residual waste collections ahead of a public consultation, in order to meet future statutory recycling targets for Welsh councils.
Wednesday 12 March 2014

Torfaen playgrounds to become smoke-free

Torfaen playgrounds to become smoke-free
Description:
Members of Torfaen Young People's Forum are celebrating No Smoking Day today (12 March) with the news that their campaign to turn the county's playgrounds into smoke-free zones has been successful.
Monday 17 February 2014

MOT test centre opens its doors

MOT test centre opens its doors
Description:
Torfaen council's new MOT test centre officially opened its doors today.
Tuesday 11 February 2014

Public consultation on waste service standards

Public consultation on waste service standards
Description:
Torfaen council is calling for residents to take part in a consultation to develop a series of service standards for waste and recycling collections.
Wednesday 5 February 2014

Welsh wildlife series to feature Pontypool Park

Welsh wildlife series to feature Pontypool Park
Description:
Wildlife presenter Iolo Williams is filming a new series for BBC Wales throughout 2014 with one episode featuring Pontypool Park, and is calling for residents to get in touch with their stories about the park.
Monday 3 February 2014

Plastic recycling service expanded across Torfaen

Plastic recycling service expanded across Torfaen
Description:
From 17 February, Torfaen residents will be able to recycle additional types of plastic in their black recycling box.
Thursday 23 January 2014

Buzz around plans to increase pollinators

Buzz around plans to increase pollinators
Description:
Torfaen's council chamber was buzzing this week as councillors agreed proposals to turn the borough into a more environmentally friendly place for bees and other pollinating insects.
Friday 17 January 2014

Missed collections down across Torfaen

Missed collections down across Torfaen
Description:
Torfaen council has seen a significant drop in the number of missed black bin collections reported by residents following a series of operational improvements to the service throughout 2013.
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