Blue Bag

How often is the blue bag collected?

The blue bag is collected weekly.

What goes in the blue bag?

Yes please

  • Cereal boxes
  • Any cardboard packaging
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Egg boxes
  • Greetings cards
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Brown parcel or packaging paper
  • Brown or grey paper bags
  • Brown or grey Kraft paper
  • Brown or grey notebook covers/backings

No thank you

  • Plastic inserts
  • Tetra paks
  • Foiled card
  • Polystyrene
  • Wrapping paper


  • Label your bag so it doesn’t get lost
  • Flatten your cardboard to create more space in the bag

What day will my bag be collected?

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

Missed collections

If your bag was at the collection point by 7am on the day of collection but was not emptied, please let us know immediately by completing the report a missed collection form and we will make arrangements to collect it as soon as possible. 

Report a missed collection

I have too much cardboard for my blue bag, what can I do?

We can provide you with a second bag. We are not currently delivering new recycling boxes or bags, but you can collect them for free from one of our hubs:

  • Blaenavon Customer Care, Blaenavon Medical Centre, Middle Coed Cae Road (Monday to Friday 8am – 6.30pm)
  • Noddfa Church, Abersychan (call 01495 448902 for opening times)
  • Trac 2, Trevethin Shops, Trevethin (Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm)
  • Civic Centre, Pontypool (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
  • Panteg House, Greenhill Road, Griffithstown (call 01495 763605 for opening times)
  • The Coffee Bar, Woodland Road, Croesyceiliog (Monday to Friday 9am-3pm)
  • The Threepenny Bit Community Centre, Greenmeadow (call for opening times 01633 869227)
  • CoStar Hwb, 2 Fairwater Square, Fairwater Shops (Monday to Thursday 9.30am - 4pm, Friday 9.30am -1.30pm)
  • Cwmbran Library
  • Household Waste Recycling Centre in New Inn

What happens to my cardboard?

We take your cardboard to a reprocessor where the card is processed into unique and innovative packaging, displays and products. This includes easy glue packaging, dangerous goods packaging, adhesive and sealant cartridges, composite packs, corrugated pallets and heavy duty packaging.

Where does my recycling go?

Find out where your recycling goes by visiting My Recycling Wales 

Last Modified: 08/12/2023
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200


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