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Recycling containers

Information about recycling bags and containers in Bridgend County Borough. Please remember to place at the kerbside before 7.00am on your recycling collection day. 

If you need additional recycling bags or containers, you can order these online:

Orange Bag - Cardboard 

Please include:

  • cardboard packaging
  • brown paper
  • egg boxes
  • birthday cards
  • waxed drinks cartons also known as tetra packs

If you have any extra large pieces of cardboard, please place them next to your orange sack for collection.

Blue bag for plastic, cans, aerosols and foil

Please include:

  • plastic bottles like milk, drink, and shampoo bottles
  • food containers like yoghurt pots and margarine tubs
  • plastic cups
  • non-black food trays
  • punnets
  • empty aerosols cans
  • foil trays and containers
  • food tins
  • drink cans

Don’t include:

  • black plastic
  • plastic bags including carrier bags, bread bags and frozen food bags
  • plastic film, cling film and wrappers like sweet and biscuit wrappers
  • LDPE 4 plastic
  • crisp packets/paper backed foil such as foil pouches
  • bubble wrap
  • CD/DVD and video cases
  • polystyrene
  • toys and other hard plastic
  • plant pots
  • spray paint
  • gas canisters

White sack for paper

Please include:

  • paper
  • newspaper
  • magazines
  • telephone directories
    catalogues, but please remove any cardboard covers
  • shredded paper in small amounts
  • junk mail including envelopes

Don’t include:

  • wallpaper
  • wrapping paper
  • tissues
  • paper towels
  • kitchen roll
  • card
  • brown paper

Brown caddies for food waste

To recycle food waste, empty it into the small brown caddy which should be lined with a green compostable bag. When bags are full, tie them up and place them in the larger brown caddy ready for collection.

Please include:

  • cooked and uncooked food
  • meat
  • fish
  • bones
  • peelings
  • tea bags
  • pet food

Don’t include:

  • garden waste
  • cut flowers

Black caddy for glass

Please include:

  • glass bottles
  • glass jars

Don’t include:

  • ceramics and china
  • drinking glasses
  • glass panes
  • pyrex
  • light bulbs

Put clothes and paired shoes in a carrier bag next to the rest of your recycling.

Please don’t include bedding, duvets or pillows.

Put batteries, old mobile phones and spectacles in a clear plastic bag like a sandwich bag next to the rest of your recycling.

Broken toasters, kettles, irons, hairdryers and other small electrical items can be recycled by placing them in a separate carrier bag at the kerbside.

Anything with a screen like a laptop or TV is not suitable for this collection and should be taken to a community recycling centre instead.

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