Carmarthenshire County Council collects single-use blue sacks for co-mingled dry recycling - metal cans, tins, aerosols and foil; plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays; food and drink cartons, such as Tetra Pak; cardboard; paper - every week, alongside the green bin for food waste. Residents may put out an unlimited number of blue sacks every week.
The Council collects glass bottles and jars from most homes every three weeks, in a black box without a lid. For homes where this service isn't currently available, residents must take their glass bottles and jars to their local glass bank to be recycled, or if they have a communal glass collection point for their property, they should continue to recycle their glass bottles and jars in this way.
It collects non-recyclable waste (i.e. "residual") in single-use black sacks every three weeks. Residents may put out up to three black sacks every three weeks. When buying sacks, residents must ensure they don’t exceed a 60-litre capacity.
To encourage recycling, the Council delivers to homes a green outdoor bin and brown indoor kitchen caddy for food waste, and a black box for glass bottles and jars. It also delivers to homes an annual supply of green compostable food waste caddy liners and single-use blue sacks for co-mingled dry recycling.
Residents must purchase their own single-use black sacks for non-recyclable waste.
Residents may also sign up to a chargeable garden waste collection, which the Council collects every two weeks, between March and November. The Council provides a green bin for garden waste to residents that sign up to this service.
Residents may also sign up to a free hygiene and nappy waste collection service, which the Council collects every two weeks. The Council provides a supply of single-use purple sacks to residents that sign up to this service.
Residents may also book and pay for a bulky household waste collection, for items such as beds, carpets, fridges, freezers, and wardrobes.
The Council operates four recycling centres across the county, at Nantycaws, Llanelli, Ammanford and Whitland.