Green Bin

How often is the green bin emptied?

The garden waste green bin is emptied every 2 weeks (March to November).

What goes in the green wheelie bin?

Yes please

  • Garden waste
  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Hedge clippings and small twigs
  • Dead plants and flowers
  • Bedding from rabbits, guinea pigs, small herbivore pets

No thank you

  • Food waste (please use your brown caddy)
  • Soil
  • Rubble
  • Pet litter/animal waste
  • Large pieces of wood
  • Plastic bags
  • Japanese knotweed

We will not collect your green bin if it contains any of the rubbish listed above. Please remove the rubbish and put it into your purple lidded bin.

What day will my garden waste be collected?

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

Missed collections

If your bin 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

Need a new green bin?

You can request a new green bin here.

Request a new green bin

What happens to the garden waste?

Your garden waste will be taken to a facility which changes it into compost for agriculture.

Where does my garden waste go?        

Find out where your garden waste goes by visiting My Recycling Wales 

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

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200


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