Torfaen County Borough Council provides a weekly 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 £27 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 will be 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 Torfaen.