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?

You can visit one of our recycling container collection hubs which stock recycling boxes, bags, caddies and caddy liners if you need more. A maximum of two recycling boxes, caddies, or bags can be collected per visit.

If you are a blue badge holder, on assisted collections, or are genuinely unable to visit the hubs due to medical, or other reasons, the items can be delivered on request.

Request a recycling container

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: 24/05/2024
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200


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