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Recycling, waste and environment

Community recycling centres 

Our community recycling centres in Tythegston, Maesteg and Brynmenyn are now open for essential waste only. To cut waiting times and the number of vehicles queuing, we are using an ‘odds-and-even car plate system’. Find out more information and view a schedule that shows which number plates can access the community recycling centres on certain dates.

Recycling and waste collections

The general waste and recycling collection services are operating as normal. While the missed / bulk collections and delivery of bags were temporarily suspended earlier this month, they are currently back up and running, although this may be subject to change at short notice. 

Any household currently awaiting a delivery of new refuse bags will be able to use black bags or a similar alternative. To ensure Kier can continue to offer a county borough-wide service, the two-bag waste limit still applies.

To help refuse lorries and other vehicles complete their rounds, please park considerately and leave enough space for them to get through.

Garden waste collections

Garden waste collections are restarting from Monday 4 May until Friday 13 November. This is because Kier has found a new composting facility which can accept the county borough’s garden waste in the pandemic.

As a goodwill measure, customers who registered by 26 March will have the reinstated service free. These customers won’t need to re-register, and currently Kier are working through full refunds for them. Existing customers should have received a letter which notes their collection day.

The service will initially be restricted to households which were already enrolled with the scheme before 26 March. The council plans to review the scheme with a view to expanding it further and taking on new registrations at a later date.

Thank you for your patience at this time.

Coronavirus waste

If someone in the household is showing coronavirus symptoms, tissues and wipes used to clean surfaces, should be double bagged (using plastic bags) and put aside for 72 hours before going into the blue waste bag.

Please DO NOT put any tissues, kitchen roll, toilet paper or wipes in your recycling bags.

Waste and recycling questions answered

Bridgend County Borough Council has received a large number of comments and queries about recycling and waste during the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Read answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about waste and recycling during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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