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Co-mingled recycling boxBags and Containers

This pages contains information about what bags and containers are available for you as a Vale resident if you are recycling in our kerbside collection services.

 

We will not collect any recycling put out for collection in black bags as this is how we collect general refuse.

 

Please remember to place items kerbside (or in your communal bin area) by 7.00am on your waste management day.

 

Office opening hours:

  • Civic Offices: Monday - Thursday 8:45am - 4:30pm and Friday 8:45pm - 4:00pm
  • Alps Depot: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm and Friday 8:30pm - 4:30pm

 

Blue-recycling-bag

Blue Recycling Bags

Reusable recycling blue bags are available for just £2, from the Civic Offices in Barry, the Alps in Wenvoe and all Vale libraries.

 

They are made from the same material as our garden waste bags, but have a concealed weight and a velcro flap that can be easily open and closed and should therefore minimise the amount of recycling that is blown across the streets during adverse weather conditions.

 

Items that can be placed in Blue Bags: Paper, glass, cans, card, plastic, empty aerosols, cartons, clean foil

 

Cost: £2

Recycling box with net

Recycling Boxes and Nets

Boxes can be collected from Civic Offices and Alps Depot.

 

Latest issue kerbside boxes have holes on the edge, allowing the net to be securely tied on by you. Your net simply covers the dry recycling box contents when placed out. Our nets allow you to enclose recycling within the box and prevent recycling from being blown when placed out on your collection day. Please note: We cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage to the nets.


Items that can be placed in Blue Bags: Paper, glass, cans, card, plastic, empty aerosols, cartons, clean foil

 

Boxes Cost: £2 / Nets Cost: £1

Kitchen waste caddy and bags

Kitchen Waste Kits and Bags

If you need a new Kitchen Waste Kit then you can collect one from the Civic Office in Barry or the Alps office in Wenvoe. Kits includes a kitchen recycling caddy and a lockable roadside caddy.

 

You will be resupplied with kitchen waste bags once a year, enough to last approximately 3 bags per week. Any additional bags can be purchased from Barry Library, Cowbridge Library, Dinas Powys Library, Llantwit Major Library, Penarth Library, St Athan Library, Sully Library, Dinas Powys Community Council, the Alps Depot and the Civic Offices.

If you find yourself caught out without bags, you can use newspaper to line your caddy.

 

Food items that can be placed in Kitchen Waste Bag include:

Beans, pasta, rice, bread, cakes, pastries, dairy products, egg shells, meat and fish, tea bags, coffee grounds, cat and dog food, guinea pig, rabbit, bird mix and seeds and plate scrapings. 

 

Kitchen Waste Kit Cost: £1 per container / Food Waste Bags Cost £2

Garden Waste Bag

 Garden Waste Bags 

Your garden waste must be placed in an official garden waste bag. Green waste that is contained in any other container will not be collected.

 

When filling your bag please exercise common sense as how full / heavy to fill it. If you struggle to lift it, so will our crews.

 

Bags can be purchased from the Civic Offices, Dock Offices, The Alps Depot, either Llantwit Major, Cowbridge or Penarth libraries and West House, Penarth.

 

Items that can be placed in Garden Waste Bags:  Grass, Shrub cuttings, Leaves, Plants, Flowers, Most weeds and Hedge Clippings.

 

Reusable Bags Cost: £2 each 

Yellow Hygiene Caddy

Hygiene Caddies

We can supply you with a lockable caddy to store hygiene items in. (Either yellow, grey or black in colour - sorry you can't specify, it depends what we have in stock).

 

Line your caddy with a strong bag - such as a black bag and pop soiled items in. The contents will be collected on the same week as your black bag is.

 

Please tie your bag before leaving it out for collection. If you have a black bag you can leave this kerbside if this is more convenient than carrying the caddy out, however any other coloured bag must be tied and left in your caddy for the crew to collect it.

 

Items that can be placed in Hygiene Caddies:  Nappies, incontinence pads and sanitary towels. 

 

Cost: £2 each

Black Bin Bag

Black bags

Most items can now be easily recycled and are collected each week. All items that can't be recycled should be placed in a black bag. In theory there should be very few things left to put in your black bag. 

 

Items to be placed in black bin bags: Material such as polystyrene, crisp packets and hygiene items should be just a few things disposed of this way.

 

Cracking down on residents who disregard the law 

The council will be taking action against residents who leave their bin bags out too early, or on the wrong day, following numerous complaints from the public. Not only is it unlawful for people to deposit household waste on our streets on non-collection days, but it is an act of total disregard to their neighbours and the environment.


Cleansing staff, supported by rapid response teams, will be assessing refuse problems, particularly in areas with multiple occupancy dwellings such as flats, where residents are more likely to suffer waste storage issues between collections.

 

 

 

 

 

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