Recycling rate

66%

Total waste per person

512kg

Residual waste per person

175kg

Recycling Service

Monmouthshire County Council provides residents with a weekly two stream recycling service.

A red recycling bag is provided for paper and cardboard while a purple recycling bag is provided for tins and cans, plastic bottles and pots, tubs and trays, cartons, aluminium foil and aerosols.

A glass recycling box is provided for fortnightly collections of glass bottles and jars.

A weekly food waste collection is provided, with a blue food waste bin for the kerbside and a grey kitchen caddy. The council provides free bags to put the food waste in and more can be obtained from the Community Hubs and Libraries.

A seasonal, weekly garden waste collection service is available at an annual cost of £18 per bag, with waste going into a reusable brown bag.

A bulky household waste collection is available with large items such as furniture, beds, household appliances and large WEEE collected by Homemakers Community Recycling on behalf of the council. Homemakers charge £15 for three items to be collected.

Households can put out two bags of residual waste per fortnight. Residents who have extra nappy and hygiene waste can have yellow bags for this waste stream, which are collected fortnightly with the residual waste.

The council operates four household waste recycling centres.

Visit Monmouthshire council website

Household waste recycling centres in Monmouthshire


In total

All materials

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32k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

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£2m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

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8k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Where is your recycling going to?

Top 10 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 10 countries (selected materials)