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Coronavirus and waste collections update

Information on recycling and rubbish in relation to the coronavirus.

Kerbside bin collections

Important collection service change: From Monday 30 March, residents will need to ensure that waste/recycling is out on the kerbside for collection from 6.00am. This is a temporary measure during the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Please be reminded that tissues, kitchen roll or toilet paper used to blow nose etc should be disposed of in your BLACK BAGS only. DO NOT place these items in your green bags as they cannot be recycled and could also expose council staff undertaking regular quality control checks to the pathogen.
  • Please also follow the government advice below on disposing of tissues if you are showing possible symptoms or self-isolating with others:
    'Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.'


Replacement recycling bags

All libraries and housing offices are closed and other locations may be affected.

Replacement green bags and food liners can continue to be requested at the kerbside using the reorder tag or they can be picked up at local stockists. They can also be ordered online.

Food waste bins, garden waste bags and pink bags can be ordered online.

More information about replacement recycling bags


Recycling centres

All recycling centres are open but please note there are still restrictions in place to safeguard residents and staff from the coronavirus outbreak.

Recycling centres


Tip Treasures recycling shop

Tip Treasures recycling shop at Llansamlet is currently closed until further notice.

A limited number of reusable items will be available to purchase online whilst the shop is closed to visitors.


Bulky waste collections

Bulky waste collections will be restarting from Monday 11 May. You can book a collection online now.

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