Brown recycling bin or recycling box
Your brown bin (or in some cases recycling box) is to be used for all recyclable materials and is emptied weekly.
Check Your Bin Day
What can I recycle?
For more information on what we collect check our An A-Z waste guide.
Items we will not collect
- Cards with glitter
- Foil wrapping paper
- DIY and chemical bottles
- Paint containers
- Plastic sheet
- Toys and other hard plastic
- Carrier bags
- CDS and DVDs
- Coat hangers
- Food contaminated aluminium foil
- Scrap metal
- Pots and pans
- Cardboard that has been covered in food
- Wet cardboard
- Broken glass
- Window glass
The Welsh Government has set councils ambitious targets of recycling/composting 70% of all waste generated by 2025 - and we can only achieve this figure with your help. Find out what items can be placed in your brown recycling bin.
Need a new bin?
If your wheelie bin is lost, stolen or damaged, or if you have moved into a property that does not have any bins, you can purchase one online. Request a new wheeled bin, box or garden sack.
We monitor the contents of your recycling bins to make sure materials are being placed into the correct containers. If your bin is found to be contaminated with non-recyclable materials, a sticker will be placed on your bin and will not be emptied until you have removed these contaminants. Visit our contaminated recycling bins section for further details.
Clothing and textiles
Clothing should not be placed in your recycling bin. Clothing banks are available at our household waste recycling centres. You could also take the clothing along to your local charity shop.
Where does the waste go?
Once recycling is collected from your home it is taken to a recovery facility where the materials are sorted and separated to be made into new products.
From time-to-time the waste management department will undertake participation monitoring on food/garden, recycling and residual waste.
We have recently completed a food waste participation monitoring exercise but in the past have monitored recycling to determine which properties are/are not participating.
Residual waste may be monitored to ensure additional or inappropriate waste is not being placed out for collection. These campaigns ensure we can target our education, advice and guidance to residents who may require further assistance, with appropriate levels of enforcement if necessary.