Bridgend County Borough Council,Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB

Tel: 01656 643643
Text Relay:
18001 01656 643643
Fax: 01656 668126
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Opening times
Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

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What goes in my containers?

See the table below to find out what items you can put into each recycling container.


Yes please

No thanks

Orange sack

Orange sack

  • Cardboard packaging
  • Egg boxes
  • Birthday cards
  • Waxed drinks cartons (tetra packs)
  • Paper

White sack

White sack

  • Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Telephone directories
  • Catalogues (please remove any cardboard covers)
  • Shredded paper (small amounts)
  • Junk mail (including envelopes)
  • Wallpaper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Kitchen roll
  • Card

Blue sack

Blue sack

  • Plastic bottles including milk, drink, shampoo bottles
  • Food containers including yoghurt pots and margarine tubs
  • Plastic cups
  • Non-black food trays
  • Punnets
  • Aerosols (empty)
  • Foil trays and containers
  • Food tins
  • Drink cans
  • Black plastic
  • Plastic bags including carrier bags, bread bags and frozen food bags
  • Plastic film, cling film and wrappers e.g. sweet and biscuit wrappers
  • Crisp packets/paper backed foil e.g. foil pouches
  • Bubble wrap
  • CD/DVD and video cases
  • Polystyrene
  • Toys and other hard plastic
  • Plant pots
  • Spray paint
  • Gas canisters

Brown caddies

Brown caddy

  • Cooked and uncooked food
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Bones
  • Peelings
  • Tea bags
  • Pet food
  • Garden waste
  • Cut flowers

Black caddy

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars
  • Ceramics and china
  • Drinking glasses
  • Glass panes
  • Pyrex
  • Light bulbs


Did you know that we can collect household dry batteries with your recycling? You can simply place AA, AAA, C, D, button batteries, mobile phone and laptop batteries into a clear plastic bag and put them alongside your other recycling containers.

Vehicle batteries can be recycled at our community recycling centres.


If you’d like us to collect textiles with your recycling, you can place them into carrier bags and put them alongside your other recycling containers. Please don’t use black bags or charity bags as crews can’t see what’s inside black bags and are unable to accept charity bags.

For more information about recycling collections or to order replacement containers, please call us on 01656 643643 or email

Small electrical items

Broken toasters, kettles, irons, hairdryers and other small electrical items can be recycled from the kerbside by placing them in a carrier bag of your own. Anything with a screen, such as a laptop or TV is not suitable for this collection and should be taken to the Community Recycling Centres instead.

Last Updated: 09/08/2017
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