If you live in a property that has recycling and waste collected in bags, this is what you need to use:

Collected every week

Collected less often

Dry recycling Food waste General waste Garden waste
 Green recycling bag

 Brown food caddy

 Red striped bag

 White reusable garden sack

Once a week Once a week Every 2 weeks

Every 4 weeks - Winter
Every 2 weeks – Summer

Alternating with general waste collections.
What goes in my green bag? What goes in my food waste caddy Non-recyclable waste only. What goes in my garden waste sack?
Green bags are available at local stockists or order online Food caddy liners are available at local stockists or order online

Red striped waste bags are delivered to properties twice a year. You will receive enough to put out up to 3 bags per fortnightly collection.

Red striped waste bags are not available in shops or to order online.

Black bags will not be collected, and will be subject to waste enforcement action if placed out for collection.

Garden waste will only be collected if presented in council garden waste sacks.

Reusable garden waste sacks are available to order via Connect 2 Cardiff by phoning 2087 2087 or can be purchased at the Lamby Way Depot, Rumney, CF3 2HP.  Garden waste sacks cost £2 per sack whether you need them for the first time, or are requesting replacement/additional sacks. You can put out up to 5 garden waste sacks on each collection.​.  

Garden sacks are not available in shops or to order online.

Incorrect presentation of waste may result in a fixed penalty notice of up to £100.
Pay a fixed penalty notice

All bins, bags and kerbside caddies must be put out before 6am on the day of collection or no earlier than 4:30pm the day before. 

Collections run throughout the day from 6am till 10pm.


Please return your emptied garden sacks and food caddies to your property boundary by 9am the day after collection.  This will limit the potential of theft and/ or damage by another person.

If you have just moved into a property and do not have any red striped waste bags, you will need to supply proof of new residency (tenancy agreement/ property completion letter/ initial utility statement) before your supply of bags are issued.  Please email your proof of new residency to wastemanagement@cardiff.gov.uk​

You can also post a copy to Waste Management, Lamby Way Depot, Rumney, CF3 2HP 

or visit us Monday-Friday between 8.30am-4pm. 

Please note we will be unable to return original documents, so please only send us copies.

Extra red striped waste bags

If you are a larger household of 6 or more, you may request extra red striped bags for waste that cannot be recycled.  You will be visited at your home by a recycling advisor to discuss your request.  You will need to show us that you make full use of the weekly recycling and food waste service e.g. full green bags and food waste caddy at your property.  If you would like to organise an additional bag assessment, please contact C2C on 2087 2087.

If your family has lots of nappy waste or incontinence pads, you are able to apply for a hygiene waste collection​.