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Information for new residents

If you're new to the area here are some key things you'll need to do and information you may want to know.

Council Tax

Let us know that you've moved into the area by filling in our form.

You can also:

Bins and recycling

Bin and recycling collections

Check when we collect your bins and recycling.

Recycling collections are every week. Bin collections are every two weeks.

We also collect garden waste every two weeks. There is no charge for collection but you'll need to buy garden waste sacks.

Recycling equipment

Find out how to sort your recycling with our recycling guide.

You can order recycling equipment online. Most equipment is free but there is a charge for garden waste sacks.

Recycling centres

Find a recycling centre and book a slot to visit.

Elections and voting

You must register to vote at your new address.

To register you will need your:

  • National Insurance number
  • date of birth
  • full address details


School admissions and term dates

Find out which schools are in your area and apply for a school place. Or see school term dates.

School meals

See primary school lunch menus. You can also see which schools have breakfast clubs.

Getting to school

Find out if your child is eligible for free school transport and see school bus timetables.


Find out who your councillors are. You can also see if there's a town or community council in your area.

Things to see and do

Our town centres

Our town centres are full of things to do and have something for everyone. Visit:


Find your local library and become a member.


See what's on at The Princess Royal Theatre, Pontardawe Arts Centre or Gwyn Hall.

Parks and beaches

Come and see what our beautiful parks and beaches have to offer.

Leisure centres

There are six leisure centres in the area. Each centre has individual opening hours and schedules. You can pay per session or choose from a selection of membership packages. 

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