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Green garden waste sack

Find out what items you can put in your garden waste recycling bag. These are collected fortnightly as part of your blue week.

Do include
  • Grass cuttings, weeds and leaves
  • Flowers - both cut and contents of hanging baskets and potted plants
  • Hedge prunings, bark, twigs, sticks and branches (less than 5cm thick)
  • Sawdust and wood chippings
Do not include
  • Soil, compost, rubble, timber or stones
  • Invasive weeds such as Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Ragwort
  • Tree stumps or thick branches
  • Animal bedding

Order recycling equipment

The Welsh Government recommend that local authorities apply a charge for the collection of garden waste. As the garden waste service is not a mandatory service, local authorities have the flexibility to charge to cover the cost of the service. 

At Neath Port Talbot Council, additional or replacement sacks are available to purchase at a subsidised cost of £1.75 per bag. This charge applies to all residents who require additional bags, even if they have been stolen or are missing.