Carmarthenshire County Council collects blue recycling bags and black residual waste bags on the same day on alternate weeks. Food waste is collected weekly.
The blue bags accept co-mingled dry recycling including paper, cartons, cardboard, cans, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, foil and aerosols. Glass cannot be recycled through the kerbside service and should instead be taken to local bottle banks.
To encourage recycling, blue bags, a green food waste bin and a brown food waste caddy (with three rolls of compostable liners) are provided by the council, while black residual waste bags are not.
Garden waste can be collected fortnightly out of a 240-litre wheelie bin, with the service running from March to November. This is a chargeable service, costing either £45 if paid in full, or a total of £52.43 if paid in Direct Debit instalments.
A bulky household waste service is also available with furniture, small and large WEEE and mattresses able to be collected from the kerbside for a charge of £25 for up to three items.
Residual waste is collected from general black bins bags, with a maximum of three four standard-sized bags being taken from each household every fortnight. Black bin bags and blue recycling bags will not be taken from wheelie bins, only from the kerbside.
There are four recycling centres across the county at Nantycaws, Llanelli, Ammanford and Whitford.