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Excess waste restriction

We no longer collect side waste at the kerbside. If you present more waste in addition to your wheelie bin or more than 3 black bags, our crews will not collect your extra waste.

Householders should present not more than 1 wheeled bin for disposal (or the equivalent for houses without wheeled bins, not more than a total of 3 black bags) every fortnight.

Most households should be able to fit their refuse (that is waste that cannot be recycled) into their wheelie bin, especially if they are recycling as much as possible.

We collect recycling every week and there is no limit on this. Residents can put out as much recycling as they want and ordering extra recycling kit is easy to do online

We collect wheelie bins/black bags every fortnight. You can check the Bin Day Finder to see when we collect yours.

If you recycle all you can and still put out large amounts of non-recyclable waste, you can apply for an exemption from the side waste restriction.

Nappies and other Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP) are not part of the exemption. We collect these separately.

But remember – there should be nothing in your wheelie bin or black bags that can be recycled.

Please note that your excess waste sticker allocation is for 12 months.

Our Side Waste Enforcement Team will visit you to follow up any extra applications.

Bag presentation area

If you visit any of our recycling centres, you will be asked to open any bags and sort the contents for recycling if you have not already done that. 

To save time on site, we suggest that you sort your waste before you arrive.

You must have booked a slot before you visit Briton Ferry or Cymmer recycling centres. Please visit our Recycling Centres page for more information

If someone in your household is affected by Coronavirus, any waste from your house will need to be handled carefully. You need to:

  • double-bag all contaminated items
  • keep the bags for three days
  • put them out for collection 

You should also wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after handling any waste and recycling.