When is my collection day?

Visit MyMonmouthshire to find out when your waste & recycling will be collected.

Please place your recycling and waste out by 7am.


Replacement blue bins and grey caddies are available to collect from your local Community Hub.

Download our leaflet explaining What goes in which bag.


We provide a weekly food waste collection service for cooked and raw food from the kerbside in a blue food waste bin.

Your blue food waste bin should be placed at the kerbside by 7am on the morning of your collection.

How to use the food waste service

Line your grey kitchen caddy with one of our free compostable bags and place your food waste in.

Please do not place food packaging, liquids or liquid fats in the compostable bags.

When it is full, tie the food waste bag and place it in the blue food waste bin.

Free compostable caddy bags, grey kitchen caddies and blue food waste bins are available from your local Community Hub. 

Can I put food waste in my garden waste bag?

All food waste including peelings must be put in your food waste box and not in the garden waste bag. This is particularly important as food will be collected separately to garden waste later in the year. Food waste will be going to a separate anaerobic digestion facility. Garden waste will be composted locally and cannot contain food waste under new waste regulations. Alternatively food waste can be composted at home.

What happens to the material?

Welsh Government legislation requires us to collect food and garden waste separately later this year. The food waste will be going to anaerobic digestion in Bridgend which creates electricity and soil fertiliser. Garden will be sent to be composted locally at a facility in Abergavenny. Find out more about how food waste creates electricity.


What happens to the garden and food waste recycling at the moment?


‘Love Food Hate Waste’

For handy tips on using up your food leftovers in tasty recipes and other money saving advice visit http://wales.lovefoodhatewaste.com/

  1. Download the LFHW iPhone App now
  2. Download the LFHW Android App now(please note you will need to be running Android 3+ to ensure optimum use)


Home composting

Home composting your Food & Garden Waste is an environmentally friendly option. You can buy a compost bin from your local garden centre.

Visit Recycle for Wales for more information about how to compost at home, including a beginners guide video.