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Recycling Service

Monmouthshire County Council provides residents with a weekly multi-stream recycling service.

A red recycling bag is provided for paper and cardboard, while a purple recycling bag is provided for tins and cans, plastic bottles and pots, tubs and trays, cartons, aluminium foil and aerosols.

A green recycling box is provided for fortnightly collections of glass bottles and jars.

A weekly food waste collection is provided, with a blue food waste bin for the kerbside and a grey kitchen caddy. The council provides free bags to put the food waste in and more can be obtained from Community Hubs and Libraries.

A weekly garden waste collection service is available from March to December at a cost of £28 per bin, with waste going into a reusable brown bag.

A bulky household waste collection is available with large items such as furniture, beds, household appliances and large WEEE collected by Homemakers Community Recycling on behalf of the council. Homemakers charge £15 for up to three items to be collected.

Households can put out two bags of residual waste per fortnight in black refuse bags no larger than 80 litres each. 

Residents who have extra nappy and hygiene waste can have yellow bags for this waste stream, which are collected fortnightly with the residual waste.

There are three household waste recycling centres across the county at Caerwent, Llanfoist and Monmouth.

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Household waste recycling centres in Monmouthshire

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saved by recycling instead of disposal

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Top 5 UK recycling destinations

Where is your recycling going to?

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Where is your recycling going to?

Top 10 countries (selected materials)

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Amount recycled 17t
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CO2 avoided 10t
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Estimated disposal saving £1,883
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Reported as exported 0%