Bridgend County Borough Council provides two multi-stream dry recycling schemes: a weekly collection for kerbside properties and a fortnightly collection for flats and housing estates.
For kerbside properties, the recycling system, updated in June 2017, comprises a blue reusable sack that takes plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, and tins and cans. This is complemented by an orange reusable sack that takes cardboard, a white reusable sack for paper, and a black recycling box for glass bottles and jars.
Approximately 2,000 properties in the authority are not suitable for kerbside collections and instead use communal bins (paper, glass, food waste, and plastic and cans) located close to their properties.
There are two separate food waste collection schemes: one for all kerbside properties and one for flats. Food waste is taken weekly, with 7-litre brown kitchen and kerbside caddies provided.
Small WEEE and textiles can also be put out for collection in separate carrier bags for kerbside collection. Nappies and other absorbent items are collected by registering for an absorbent hygiene collection on the council website.
A bulky household waste collection is provided on request with furniture, mattresses and large WEEE collected for a cost of £20 for up to three items and £5.20 for every booked additional item. A maximum of 15 items can be collected at one time.
A fortnightly garden waste collection can be provided to those who pay an annual subscription fee of £38.30 (£34.30 for pensioners). This service operates from mid-March to mid-November and collects two bags every fortnight. Additional bags can be collected for an additional annual fee of £5.
The fortnightly collection of residual waste takes blue sacks that are provided for free by the council. A maximum of two bags can be put out each fortnight by households with up to five members, while houses with six or more residents are able to apply for extra bags.
There are three community recycling centres across the county at Tythegston, Maesteg and Bryncethin.