top of page

Widespread changes to waste collections for most of Rhiwbina

Separate recycling collections

​​​​​​​​​​​Following a trial, the Council are introducing separate recycling collections across the city in 2024. 

They will contact you when your property is moving to separate recycling collections.

The Council will deliver the new containers and information leaflets to these properties between 29th January and 16th February. ​

If you have green bags left over once separate recycling collections begin please give them to someone who is still on green bag collections or you can find an alternative use for them.

Once you have your new containers, the Council will no longer collect green recycling bags and they will not be available from stockists.​

Using your new sacks and caddy

​You will use a:

Blue caddy

This caddy is for your:

  • glass bottles, and

  • jars.

The Council will collect your blue caddy fortnightly on the same week as your general waste.

Items you can put in the blue caddy are:

  • glass bottles, like beer wine and soft drinks, and

  • glass jars, like sauce jars and baby food.

Items that do not go in the blue caddy are:

  • ceramics or china,

  • drinking glasses,

  • broken glass,

  • glass panes,

  • light bulbs, or

  • pyrex.​

Red sack

This sack is for your:

  • Metal cans, tins, aerosols and foil,

  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, and

  • Food and drink cartons, such as Tetra Pak.

​The red sack is for containers, such as plastic bottles​, tubs and trays and cans or tins.

Items you can put in the red sack are:

  • plastic toiletry bottles, like shampoo and shower gel,

  • plastic cleaning bottles, like bleach and trigger sprays,

  • plastic drinks bottles, like milk, water and soft drinks,

  • plastic containers, like fruit punnets, yoghurt pots, and cake trays,

  • plastic takeaway cartons and lids,

  • aerosols, like deodorant sprays,

  • metal drinks cans, like beer and soft drinks,

  • metal food tins, like beans and soups, 

  • Tetra Pak, and

  • ​foil and foil cartons.

Items that do not go in the red sack are:

  • plastic carrier bags,

  • soft plastics, like cling or plastic film, 

  • cheese wrapping or bread bags,

  • crisp packets,

  • pet food pouches,

  • plastic blister packs, like for medicines,

  • toothbrushes or toothpaste tubes,

  • razors and razor blades,

  • ​empty gas lighters,

  • empty gas canisters,

  • hard plastics, such as childrens toys,​

  • plant pots, and​

  • Tupperware containers.

The Council will collect your red sack weekly.

B​lue sack

This sack is for your:

  • cardboard, and

  • paper.

The Council will collect your blue sack weekly.​​

Items you can put in the blue sack are: 

  • card and cardboard boxes,

  • egg cartons,

  • toilet roll tubes,

  • cereal boxes,

  • toothpaste boxes,

  • paper, newspapers and magazines,

  • envelopes and letters, and

  • printer paper and shredded paper.

Shredded paper can be put in a separate carrier bag and placed on top of the blue sack for collection.​

Items that do not go in the blue sack are:

  • food and drink cartons, like Tetra Pak,

  • polystyrene,

  • plastic film or packaging,

  • wallpaper,

  • wrapping paper, or

  • tissues, paper towels and kitchen roll.


bottom of page