Purple Lidded Bin

What goes in the purple lidded bin?

The purple lidded bin is for all your household waste that cannot be recycled or composted. A list of what can and cannot be placed in the bin is available below.

Yes Please

Day-to-day rubbish that cannot be recycled or composted such as: 

  • Cold ashes
  • Pet waste
  • Disposable nappies
  • Broken glass
  • Plastic film
  • Polystyrene
  • Wrapping paper

No Thank You

  • Anything that can be recycled
  • Food waste
  • Garden waste
  • Stones, rubble, soil or building materials
  • Car parts or batteries
  • Oil, paint or chemical
  • Textiles/clothing
  • Tree branches
  • Asbestos-based materials
  • Hot ashes
  • Anything too large to fit comfortably into the bin
  • Clinical waste or hypodermic needles
  • Large glass objects
  • Anything hazardous

We do not collect extra rubbish left out next to your purple lidded bin, or empty your bin if the lid is left open.

Where does the content of the purple lidded bin go?

Any materials placed in the purple lidded bin goes to landfill sites. As we produce more rubbish, space in landfill sites begins to run out. It's important that we work together to reduce, re-use and recycle as much as possible.

What day will my bin be collected?

Use our mapping system to find your waste/recycling collection day.

You can find out what colour bin is due for collection this week by viewing the Calendar of Collections for your round.

Missed collections

If your purple lidded bin was not collected we will no longer return to collect it unless there was

  • Access issues due to road works, major incidents or adverse weather such as snow
  • A record that a bin was damaged and couldn’t be collected
  • A missed assisted collection

The council will not return until your next scheduled collection for any other reason.

This means bins need to be out before 7am on their collection day and placed where your property meets the pavement (or in your designated collection areas).

Further information is available on the Missed Purple Lidded Bin Collections - Frequently Asked Questions page.

Replacing purple lidded bins

Residents will now be charged £5 for replacement purple lidded bins, unless they were broken or damaged during the actual bin collections.

To reduce the risk of your bin being lost, misplaced or stolen, residents are advised to number and/or personalise their bins. This makes it easier for the crews to put bins back in the right place.

If your bin is damaged or broken during the collection the crew will record this using the tracker system, you will receive a card through your door notifying you that a replacement has been ordered. There is no charge for replacement recycling receptacles.

Further information is available on the Replacement Purple Lidded Bins - Frequently Asked Questions page.

Developers will be charged £55 for a full suite of recycling/waste containers.

If you wish to order a purple lidded bin, please contact Call Torfaen on 01495 762200.

Last Modified: 24/09/2018
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200

Email: streetscene@torfaen.gov.uk

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