Recycling rate

64%

Total waste per person

475kg

Residual waste per person

169kg

Recycling Service

Torfaen County Borough Council provides a weekly two-stream dry recycling collection service.

Glass bottles and jars, paper and plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays are collected from a black box. Textiles can also be included in the collection if put out in a bag. A blue bag takes cardboard and is collected every two weeks.

Food waste is taken weekly from a 23-litre brown caddy. Compostable liners are available for free from council buildings. A garden waste collection service operates fortnightly from March to November.

A bulky household waste collection service is available for furniture, small and large WEEE, bicycles and prams and pushchairs at a cost of £29 per collection for up to three items. For every additional item there is an extra £7 charge, with a maximum of eight items collected in one visit.

Residents can apply for a supply of heavy duty yellow bags to deposit nappies, which are collected alongside the residual waste.

Residual waste is collected fortnightly. In late 2015, the county’s 240-litre black residual waste wheelie bins were replaced with 140-litre purple-lidded bins to encourage residents to make better use of the recycling service. 

There is currently one household waste recycling centre in the county at New Inn.

Visit Torfaen council website

Household waste recycling centres in Torfaen


In total

All materials

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29k

tonnes of waste was recycled

Savings

Selected materials

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£3m

saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

Selected materials

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15k

tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided


Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 Cowbridge Compost Ltd, Cowbridge, Wales 4,928t
Organic Waste
2 Agrivert Ltd, Cynffig, Wales 2,925t
Organic Waste
3 Day Aggregates Ltd, Bristol, England 2,788t
Incinerator Bottom Ash
4 Neal Soil Suppliers Ltd, Cardiff, Wales 2,216t
Rubble and aggregate
5 Recresco Ltd, Cwmbran, Wales 1,841t
Glass

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 10 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 10 countries (selected materials)


Absorbent Hygiene Products


n/a

Carpet


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Amount recycled 513t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £57,919
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Reported as exported 26%

Furniture


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Amount recycled 161t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £18,210
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Reported as exported 0%

Incinerator Bottom Ash

Incinerator bottom ash

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Amount recycled 2,789t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £315,102
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Reported as exported 0%