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Bins and Recycling

Ever wondered what days your bins are collected, which colour bin is for what?

Look no further, we’ve got you!

For instance, your Purple Bin is for:

Day-to-day rubbish that cannot be recycled or composted such as:

  • Cold ashes
  • Pet waste
  • Disposable nappies
  • Broken glass
  • Plastic film
  • Polystyrene
  • Wrapping paper

The purple bin isn’t for:

  • Anything that can be recycled
  • Food waste
  • Garden waste
  • Stones, rubble, soil or building materials
  • Car parts or batteries
  • Oil, paint or chemical
  • Textiles/clothing
  • Tree branches
  • Asbestos-based materials
  • Hot ashes
  • Anything too large to fit comfortably into the bin
  • Clinical waste or hypodermic needles
  • Large glass objects
  • Anything hazardous

If you want to know what the other colour bins are for when they’re collected or report a missed bin head over to the Torgaen Goverment website here.

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