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Recycling Service

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council operates a kerbside-sort recycling system.

All households receive weekly collections of separated cardboard, paper, glass, tin and plastics, textiles, batteries and small electrical items. Depending on the location of the household this may be through a Trolibocs unit that creates a transportable stack of one 40-litre box and two 55-litre boxes, loose recycling boxes or hessian bags.

A weekly food waste collection service is also provided using 23-litre exterior and 5-litre interior caddies and bin liners supplied by the council.

The council provides a bulky household waste collection service for a charge of £6 per item up to 5 items. A free weekly garden waste collection is available upon registration, with two hessian sacks provided to present the waste, and every additional sack costing £1.85.

From Autumn 2015, the council has collected residual waste from black wheelie bins or bags every three weeks. A weekly nappy and absorbent hygiene products collection service is available for residents.

The council runs a household waste recycling centre in Ebbw Vale that is open all year round except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and accepts a full range of recyclable waste.

Visit the Blaneau Gwent website

Household waste recycling centres in Blaenau Gwent

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