Yellow bag (Nappies, stoma bags and adult hygiene waste)

Nappy and hygiene waste collection service

Residents with children in nappies, and adults who produce hygiene waste, can apply for a supply of heavy duty bags which will be collected on the same day as your purple lidded bin.

You will need to provide proof of residence in Torfaen (such as a utility bill), as well as a copy of the birth certificate for each child being signed up to the scheme.

You can request a nappy or adult hygiene waste collection here.

What will be collected in my yellow bags?

  • Nappies
  • Incontinence pads
  • Stoma bags

What will not be collected in my yellow bags?

  • Clinical waste will not be accepted including dressings and gloves
  • General waste mixed with hygiene products
  • Catheter bags and tubes

What day will my bags be collected?

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

Missed collections

If your yellow bags were not collected we will not return to collect it unless there was:

  • Access issues due to road works, major incidents or adverse weather such as snow
  • A missed assisted collection

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

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

I need more yellow bags, what can I do?

Yellow bags 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
Last Modified: 24/05/2023
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200


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