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Black Recycling Box

Use this service to request a Black Recycling Box.

Recycling boxes - Collected every week

Each household will have three recycling boxes, one for paper, one for glass bottles and jars and one for cardboard. NB: from 5th April 2021 card and glass must be separated and placed out for collection in separate boxes.

All new recycling boxes are black, but some residents may still be using their green recycling box, this will still be collected.

Recycling box 1 – paper

  • Newspaper & magazines
  • Telephone directories
  • Catalogues
  • Junk mail (inc. envelopes)
  • Wallpaper*
  • Wrapping paper*
  • Tissues*
  • Paper towels*
  • Kitchen roll*

Recycling box 2 – Card

  • Flattened cardboard boxes (must be cut into small pieces which fit into the recycling box)
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Food and drink cartons (Tetra Paks)
  • Card contaminated with food*

Recycling box 3 – Glass

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Ceramics, drinking glasses and pyrex**
  • Glass panes**
  • Light bulbs**
  • Broken glass**
  • Card contaminated with food*

* Use your wheelie bin

** Take to Household Waste Recycling Centre

Recycling Box Lids

We no longer provide hard lids for the recycling boxes but do offer shower cap type lids.  These should be tied to the handle of your recycling box with the ties that are attached to it.

Electrical Items and Textiles now collected

You can now recycle small, handheld, unwanted electrical items by placing them in a clear bag at the side of, or on top of your recycling container. We can accept items such as kettles, toasters, irons and other small kitchen appliances, small hair appliances, small DVD and games consoles and remote controls. We are unable to collect large items such as televisions, fridges, washing machines and large desktop computers. (These items can be taken to Dowlais/Aberfan HRC’s or you can request a bulky collection)

You can now put unwanted clothing and textiles out for recycling on the same day as your recycling. Place the clean, dry clothing, textiles and shoes into a carrier bag or white bag alongside your other recycling containers.

Please DO NOT use black sacks or charity sacks as we will be unable to collect these.

Please put out your unwanted clothing, shoes (in pairs), bags and belts and curtains. We are unable to collect any carpets, duvets, cushions, pillows or sleeping bags.