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Changes to Recycling and Waste services

Your collection day is not changing, but the time we collect your waste may change. 

To make sure you don’t miss your collection, please make sure your waste is out by 6am on your collection day. Your collection may take place any time between 6am -10pm.


We are bringing back most kerbside collections from 1 June.
  • ​Recycling bags collected every week
  • Food waste caddies collected every week
  • General waste black bin or red striped bags collected every 2 weeks

Garden waste, bulky item collections and separate glass collections will remain suspended until further notice.

Collection dates in June



If you use our online calendar on this website or on the app please be aware that June collections will be changing on 31st May.

These tables show general waste collection dates for June by day and area. 

If your collection day is a Monday:

​​Area ​Your next 4 collection dates from 1 June
​Creigiau / St Fagans
Fairwater
Radyr / Morganstown
Pentyrch
Tongwynlais
​8 June,
22 June,
6 July and 20 July.
​Ely
Caerau
​1 June,
15 June,
29 June and 13 July.
 
If your collection day is a Tuesday:

​​Area ​Your next 4 collection dates from 1 June
Butetown
Grangetown
Riverside
​2 June,
16 June,
30 June and 14 July.
​Llandaff North
Llandaff
Velindre
Canton
​9 June,
23 June,
7 July and 21July.
 
If your collection day is a Wednesday:

​​Area ​Your next 4 collection dates from 1 June
​Gabalfa
Cathays
Penylan
​3 June, 
17 June,
1 July and 15 July.
Pentwyn
Plasnewydd
Cyncoed
10 June, 
24 June, 
8 July and 22 July.
 
If your collection day is a Thursday:

​​Area ​Your next 4 collection dates from 1 June
​Rumney
Adamsdown
Splott
​4 June, 
​18 June,
2 July and 16 July.
​Pontprennau / Old St Mellons
Llanrumney
Trowbridge
​11 June, 
25 June, 
9 July, and 23 July.
 
If your collection day is a Friday:

​​Area ​Your next 4 collection dates from 1 June
​Rhiwbina
Lisvane
Llanishen
12 June, 
26 June, 
10 July and 24 July
​Heath
Whitchurch
5 June, 
19 June, 
3 July and 17 July.
 

Recycling and waste collections until May 31 2020

If you live in a flat, continue to recycle as normal. Your food waste, general waste and recycling will be collected weekly.​

All waste collections will be weekly until 31 May. From 1 June we will be returning to general waste collections every 2 weeks.  
 
Please do not put garden waste in your black bin or red striped bags. 

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If you live in a bin area

Use your black bin for non-recyclable waste (including nappies/incontinence pads) and food waste. Continue to use your recycling bags as normal, and put these next to your bin for collection. 

We will not collect additional black bags from outside your bin. 

However, if we know you were on the hygiene collection, we will collect additional black bags and or/yellow hygiene bags. This is only if this waste will not fit in your black bin.

 

If you live in a bag area

Use your red striped bags for non-recyclable waste (including nappies/incontinence pads). Use your kerbside caddy for food waste. Continue to use your recycling bags as normal, and put these next to your bin for collection. ​​

If you have run out of red striped bags, you can use black bags. We will re-deliver red striped bags to properties once normal service resumes. 

If you were on the hygiene service, we will collect additional black bags and or/yellow hygiene bags.​

From 1 June we will be returning to general waste collections every 2 weeks and food waste caddy collections every week for all properties. 

If you live in a bin area

Please place food waste in your black bin. 

If you live in a bag area

We’re asking residents in bag areas to continue to separate their food waste. This will keep it contained in a kerbside caddy and reduce the risk of your bags being split. If you do not have a kerbside caddy, kitchen caddy or caddy liners, these can be ordered using our online form or via the CardiffGov app
All waste collections will be weekly until 31 May. From 1 June we will be returning to general waste collections every 2 weeks.  Please continue to put your recycling out every week for collection. 
 
We are asking you to continue to separate recyclable materials, just as you normally would. We recognise that there would be no space in your black bin or red striped bags for these items if you didn’t have a recycling bag collection. 
 
Washing these materials before putting them into your recycling bags keeps material clean and hygienic, for both you and our collection teams.
 
We want everyone to stay in their normal recycling habits. Once this crisis is over, we are confident that we can be the leading core recycling City in the UK.
Following Government guidance, we are re-opening our recycling centres.

Lamby Way recycling centre will reopen on May 31.
Bessemer Close recycling centre will reopen on May 26.

Find out how to book a time slot and see terms and conditions of use​​.
Separate collections are currently suspended. Please place glass in your recycling bags.
From 1 June we will be returning to general waste collections every 2 weeks. From then on please put your yellow bags out every other week for collection. 

Separate fortnightly collections of hygiene waste suspended until 31 May, but you can still dispose of this waste weekly. 

If you have a black bin, please place your hygiene waste into your bin each week. 

If you live in a bag area, you can continue to use your yellow bags or you can use black bags. ​

Our teams know which properties were using the hygiene service, and will collect additional bags from outside your property or bin.
Garden waste will be collected on Saturdays during May. You will have one Saturday collection from your property during the month.

We are extending the one-off garden waste collections into June and the first week of July. More information including collection dates for your area will follow.

More about
Garden Waste collections​.

Bulky items collections are currently suspended.
If we have missed your collection during the COVID-19 public health crisis, we will not be able to return to collect it.

Please do not contact us, we will return to collect your recycling and waste next week. 

However if you are registered for a recorded collection (assisted lift) and we miss your bins, please let us know.

Our collection teams are developing this new way of working, and we ask you to bear with us during this time.


How you can help keep our staff safe


If you know or suspect you have Covid-19, all tissues/disposable cleaning wipes need to be double bagged and placed away from other waste for 72 hours.

After 72 hours, the bags then need to be placed within your black bin/red striped bags.

Any green recycling bags with tissues in will not be collected by crews. Tissues are not recyclable. Recycling is sorted with both mechanical and manual means. Bags contaminated with tissues put our workforce at greater risk of infection.

Disinfect your bin/kerbside caddy handles before, and after your collection.

Please bear with us, as our collection teams develop this new way of working.

Give our teams a wave and a smile when you see them- they’re continuing to #workforcardiff and a smile helps boost morale for everyone.
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