Recycling Bags and Containers

Information about recycling bags and containers in the Vale of Glamorgan 

 

Please remember to place items at the kerbside (or in your communal bin area) before 7.00am on your waste and recycling collection day. 

 

Please note: Recycling placed in incorrect containers will not be collected. 

 

Collection Points

Recycling bags and containers are available to collect from Vale libraries and the Alps Depot in Wenvoe:

 

Alps Depot

Alps Quarry Road,
Wenvoe,
CF5 6AA

 

Some libraries do not stock the full range of items, please check the list below to see what is available at each library:

 

  • Barry Library (01446 422425)

     

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    • Food Recycling Bags
    • Green Food Caddies (Kitchen and kerbside)
    • Blue Recycling Bags
    • Grey Recycling Caddies
    • Orange Recycling Bags
    • White Recycling Bags
    • Green Recycling Bags - £2 each
    • Dog Waste Bags- £2 per roll
    • Hygiene Caddies - £2 each
  • Cowbridge Library (01446 773941)

     

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    • Food Recycling Bags
    • Green Food Caddies (Kitchen and kerbside)
    • Blue Recycling Bags
    • Grey Recycling Caddies
    • Orange Recycling Bags
    • White Recycling Bags
    • Green Recycling Bags - £2 each
    • Dog Waste Bags- £2 per roll
    • Hygiene Caddies - £2 each
  • Llantwit Major Library (01446 792700)

     

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    • Food Recycling Bags
    • Green Food Caddies (Kitchen and kerbside)
    • Blue Recycling Bags
    • Green Recycling Bags - £2 each
    • Dog Waste Bags- £2 per roll
    • Grey Recycling Caddies
    • Orange Recycling Bags
    • White Recycling Bags
    • Hygiene Caddies
  • Penarth Library (02920 708438)

     

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    • Food Recycling Bags
    • Green Food Caddies (Kitchen and kerbside)
    • Blue Recycling Bags
    • Green Recycling Bags - £2 each
    • Dog Waste Bags- £2 per roll
    • Hygiene Caddies - £2 each
    • Grey Recycling Caddies
    • Orange Recycling Bags
    • White Recycling Bags
  • Dinas Powys Community Library (02920 512556)

     

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    • Food Recycling Bags
    • Blue Recycling Bags
    • Green Recycling Bags - £2 each
    • Dog Bags- £2 per roll
    • Green Recycling Caddies
    • Grey Recycling Caddies
    • Orange Recycling Bags
    • White Recycling Bags
    • Hygiene Caddies
  • Rhoose Community Library (01446 710220)

     

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    • Food Recycling Bags
    • Blue Recycling Bags
    • Orange Recycling Bags
    • White Recycling Bags
    • Green Recycling Bags - £2 each
    • Dog Bags- £2 per roll
    • Green Recycling Caddies
    • Grey Recycling Caddies
    • Hygiene Caddies
  • St. Athan Community Hub and Library (01446 751497)

     

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    • Food Recycling Bags
    • Blue Recycling Bags
    • Orange Recycling Bags
    • White Recycling Bags
    • Green Recycling Bags - £2 each
    • Dog Bags- £2 per roll
    • Green Recycling Caddies
    • Grey Recycling Caddies
    • Hygiene Caddies
  • Sully and Lavernock Community Library Trust (02920 531267)

     

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    • Food Recycling Bags
    • Blue Recycling Bags
    • Green Recycling Bags - £2 each
    • Dog Bags- £2 per roll
    • Green Recycling Caddies
    • Grey Recycling Caddies
    • Orange Recycling Bags
    • White Recycling Bags
    • Hygiene Caddies
  • Wenvoe Community Library Limited (02920 594176)

    Please note: Wenvoe Community Library is temporarily closed, during this time bags and containers can be collected from the Wenvoe Community Council building (adjacent to the old library).

     

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    • Food Recycling Bags
    • Blue Recycling Bags
    • Orange Recycling Bags
    • White Recycling Bags
    • Green Recycling Bags - £2 each
    • Dog Bags- £2 per roll
    • Green Recycling Caddies
    • Grey Recycling Caddies
    • Hygiene Caddies

 

Separated Recycling Bags and Containers

For residents living in Barry and the Rural Vale.

 

  • Orange Bag - Cardboard

     

     

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    Cardboard
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    • Cardboard boxes
    • Egg boxes
    • Toilet roll tubes
    • Cereal boxes 
    • Toothpaste boxes
    • Brown paper
    • Food and drink cartons such as Tetra Pak

    Please note: All cardboard should be folded or broken down to fit in your orange recycling bag with the lid closed. This will help ensure cardboard is dry and of the correct size to be recycled in the new system.

     

    Large boxes that do not fit in the bag and cannot be broken down need to be recycled at our Household Waste and Recycling Centres

  • White Bag - Paper

     
    White-bag
    Paper
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    • Newspapers
    • Magazines
    • Envelopes
    • Shredded paper
    • Wallpaper
    • Wrapping paper 
    • Tissues
    • Paper towels
    • Kitchen roll
    • Brown paper
  • Grey Caddy - Glass bottles and jars

     
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    Glass-bottles-and-jars
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    • Glass jars
    • Glass bottles
    • Ceramics or china
    • Drinking glasses
    • Glass panes
    • Light bulbs
    • Pyrex
    • Broken glass
  • Blue Bag - Plastic, cans, empty aerosols, foil and food and drink cartons

     
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    Plastic-tins-and-cans
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    • Shampoo/conditioner bottles
    • Milk bottles 
    • Drinks cans
    • Drinks bottles
    • Food and drink cartons e.g. Tetra Paks
    • Food tins e.g. soup tins
    • Empty aerosols 
    • Foil 
    • Foil cartons 
    • Cleaning product bottles
    • Yoghurt pots
    • Plastic rigid containers e.g. punnet of strawberries or plastic muffin tray
    • Takeaway cartons e.g. chinese takeaway plastic boxes and lids 
    • Crisp packets
    • Food pouches e.g. for pet food
    • Biscuit packets
    • Carrier bags
    • Black or brown plastic
    • Film e.g. cling film or ready meal lids
    • Soft plastic packaging e.g. fruit and vegetable bags
    • Hard plastics e.g. toys
    • Gas cannisters
    • Lighters
    • Plastic wrapping and packaging such as bags that goods are delivered in
    • Sleeve/film lids on yogurt pots
    • Bubble wrap
    • Bread bags
    • Any non rigid food coverings
  • Green Caddy - Food waste

     
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    Food-waste
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    • Fruit and vegetables
    • Bread, cakes and pastries
    • Meat and fish
    • Cat and dog food
    • Guinea pig, rabbit and hamster food
    • Fruit and vegetable peelings
    • Bones and shells
    • Tea bags and coffee grounds
    • Egg shells
    • Packaging 
    • Liquids
    • Oil or fats
    • Animal or human faeces
  • Green Bag - Garden Waste

     
    Green-bag
    Garden-waste
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    • Grass
    • Shrub cuttings
    • Leaves
    • Plants
    • Flowers
    • Most weeds
    • Hedge clipping
    • Soil
    • Stones
    • Invasive weeds e.g. Japanese Knotweed
    • Animal or human faeces
  • Black Caddy - Hygiene Waste - £2.00

     
    Hygiene-caddy

    Hygiene caddies should be placed out for collection on your black bag collection day.

     

    Please line your caddy with a strong bag. 

     

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    • Nappies
    • Incontinence pads
    • Sanitary towels
    • General waste

     

Co-Mingled Recycling Bags and Containers

For residents living in Penarth

 

  • Blue Recycling Bags - Paper, Glass, Cans, Card, Plastic, Empty aerosols, Cartons/Tetra Paks, Clean foil

     

     
    Blue-bag
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    • Paper
    • Glass
    • Cans
    • Card
    • Plastic
    • Empty aerosols
    • Cartons/Tetra Paks
    • Clean foil
    • Plastic bags
    • Black plastic
    • Food waste
    • Nappies
    • Sanitary products
    • Tablet packets
    • Crisp packets 

     

  • Green Caddy - Food waste

     
    Food-waste-caddy
    Food-waste
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    • Fruit and vegetables
    • Bread, cakes and pastries
    • Meat and fish
    • Cat and dog food
    • Guinea pig, rabbit and hamster food
    • Fruit and vegetable peelings
    • Bones and shells
    • Tea bags and coffee grounds
    • Egg shells
    • Packaging 
    • Liquids
    • Oil or fats
    • Animal or human faeces
  • Green Bag - Garden Waste

     
    Green-bag
    Garden-waste
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    • Grass
    • Shrub cuttings
    • Leaves
    • Plants
    • Flowers
    • Most weeds
    • Hedge clipping
    • Soil
    • Stones
    • Invasive weeds e.g. Japanese Knotweed
    • Animal or human faeces
  • Black Caddy - Hygiene Waste - £2.00

     
    Hygiene-caddy

    Hygiene caddies should be placed out for collection on your black bag collection day. 

     

    Please line your caddy with a strong bag.

     

     

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    • Nappies
    • Incontinence pads
    • Sanitary towels
    • General waste