Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council (BGCBC) provides a weekly kerbside-sort collections service for recycling.
- food waste every week, from a 23-litre outdoor caddy (and 7-litre kitchen caddy) using caddy liners provided by the Council for free;
- dry recycling every week, from either a Trolibocs unit comprising one 40-litre box and two 55-litre boxes, or separate boxes and reusable bags, allowing residents to separate their:
- glass bottles and jars;
- metal cans, tins, aerosols and foil, and plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays; and
- cardboard every week, from a large reusable white bag;
- household batteries every week, from a small reusable white bag. Residents may collect a bag from their nearest Community Hub, which is located centrally in all local libraries managed by the Aneurin Leisure Trust. Despite the bag being made available, residents may choose to continue putting their old batteries out for collection in single-use plastic bags, if they have any to use up; and
- textiles and small electrical items every week, in separate clear plastic bags.
BGCBC also collects:
- absorbent hygiene products (AHP) every week, from single-use orange sacks, if residents have registered for this service;
- garden waste every week, from a large reusable green bag; and
- non-recyclable waste every three weeks from a black wheelie bin or up to four single-use black sacks.
The Council provides a bulky household waste collections service for large items. Residents can request a collection by visiting BGCBC's website. There is a charge of £6.35 per item for up to 5 items, with increased charges for some specific larger items.
There are two Household Waste Recycling Centres in the county - one in Abertillery and one in Ebbw Vale - which residents may use for free. Residents should visit the Council's website to check if they need to book an appointment before they visit a site.