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Changes to Recycling and Waste services

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Recycling and waste collections are changing from Monday 30th March 2020. 
Your collection day is not changing.

All of your waste will be collected by our dedicated teams, who are continuing to provide a service to 160,000 Cardiff households throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
All waste will be collected in a single vehicle. The waste will be taken to an energy from waste plant, where it will generate enough energy to power nearly a 1/3 of Cardiff’s homes.

We are sorry that we can’t continue to provide a recycling service for you through this crisis. We are doing everything we can to limit the number of staff interactions at properties, and to continue providing a regular collection service for you.

Once the crisis is over, we hope to resume services as quickly as possible. 

All waste collections will become weekly.

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. 

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.
All waste collections will become weekly.

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 become weekly. 
We’re 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/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.
​Separate collections are currently suspended. Please place glass in your recycling bags.
Collections of separate hygiene waste are currently suspended. Please place hygiene waste in your black bins or red striped bags.
Garden waste collections are currently suspended.
Bulky items/ additional bags of waste will not be collected.

How you can help keep our staff safe

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

Follow the advice about infectious waste disposal which can be found on our COVID-19 information for residents page. ​

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.