Recycling Box

Recycling boxes - Collected every week

Each household will have two recycling boxes, one for paper and one for glass bottles, jars and cardboard.

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

Recycling box – paper

Newspaper & magazines
Telephone directories
Junk mail (inc. envelopes)


Wrapping paper*
Paper towels*
Kitchen roll*

Recycling box - Glass bottles & jars, cardboard

Flattened cardboard boxes
Cardboard packaging
Food and drink cartons (Tetra Paks)
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, hand held, unwanted electrical items in your green/black recycling box. 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 HWRC’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.

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