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.

 

To use this service please collect yellow bags from your local Community Hub. You can collect more bags from the hub.

Nappy and hygiene waste is collected fortnightly in yellow and black striped bags. Your collection day will be the same as your household rubbish collection day.

You can put out as many yellow and black striped bags as you need.

For discretion, we are able to collect your yellow bags from inside a small dustbin placed at the kerbside with your refuse.

The yellow and black striped bags must only be used for nappy and hygiene waste and associated items such as; disposable nappies, cotton wool, wet wipes, nappy sacks and absorbent hygiene waste products. If they are used for general household rubbish they will not be collected.

For all enquiries, contact us:

Email: contact@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Phone: 01633 644644

Or visit your Local Community Hub or Abergavenny One Stop Shop.

Real Nappies

More and more parents are making the switch to real nappies. Not only are real nappies kind to your babies skin (as they do not cause nappy rash or contain chemicals which can dry out their skin) but they can reduce families waste by half while saving money in the process.

Real nappies are perceived as being ‘hard work’ but they needn’t be. With today’s modern designs, washing machines and the use of flushable liners, using real nappies couldn’t be easier. Many fasten with Velcro or poppers. They can be washed with your baby’s clothes on 40ºC or washed separately at 60ºC if soiled and they can be line or tumble dried.

In Wales alone, an estimated 200 million disposable nappies are thrown away each year.  Once in a landfill site they take hundreds of years to rot down. The decaying pulp produces methane which is a potent greenhouse gas which contributes to climate change.

Time for a change?

On average a baby will use around 5,000 nappies over a two and a half year period. Disposable nappies create a lot of waste which is expensive to collect and dispose of and is also bad for the environment,

Many parents have already made the change to re-usable nappies. They are machine washable, can save hundreds of pounds compared to disposables and they don’t produce any waste.

If you would like to give washable nappies a go but are not sure how to get started, we have a limited number of free samples to give to parents living in Monmouthshire – for more information contact recyclingandwaste@monmouthshire.gov.uk

The initial outlay for real nappies seems expensive but a birth to potty kit can be bought for as little as £100 depending on the type you buy.

Up to £30 discount is available through local nappy agents:

Little Treasures and Baby Bots.

For every 10 nappies purchased, you can receive £10 discount up to a limit of £30. For further details of this scheme please contact recyclingandwaste@monmouthshire.gov.uk

website: www.littletreasuresuk.com – telephone 01873 857765

website: www.babybots.co.uk – telephone 0845 269 5472

For more information visit www.realnappies-wales.org.uk

 

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