Brown Caddy

How often is the brown caddy collected?

Your food waste is collected weekly in your brown caddy.

What goes in the brown caddy?

Yes please

  • Kitchen food scraps (all cooked and uncooked food)
  • Vegetables and fruit
  • Meat, fish and bones
  • Cheese and egg shells
  • Bread, cereal and cakes
  • Pasta and rice
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Other plate scrapings

No thank you

  • Any liquid (including fat)
  • Animal waste
  • Food packaging


  • Make sure you use a caddy liner. Bread bags can be used
  • Avoid putting liquid items, such as milk and oil in your caddy
  • Make sure to regularly empty your caddy to keep it free from smells and odours
  • Closing the lid of your kitchen caddy will stop flies getting in, and odours getting out

What day will my caddy be collected?

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

Missed collections

If your caddy 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 need a new brown caddy/caddy liners, what can I do?

Brown bins and food caddy liners are available to collect free of charge at:

  • 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 will happen to my food waste after collection?

Once we have collected your food waste, it is taken to a special processing facility where it is treated in an enclosed vessel. As the food breaks down, the temperature is carefully controlled to ensure that the finished product is completely sterile.

Where does my recycling go?

Find out where your recycling goes by visiting My Recycling Wales 

Last Modified: 17/11/2023
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200


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