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.


We provide a weekly kerbside recycling collection to all households in Monmouthshire.

What items can go into the red and purple recycling bags?

Download our leaflet explaining What goes in which bag.

In the red bag you can recycle:

  • Cardboard
  • Junk mail including envelopes
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Office paper and shredded paper
  • Drink cartons, eg orange juice etc
  • Telephone directories and catalogues

In the purple bag you can recycle:

  • Aluminium foil/kitchen foil (no crisp packets)
  • Aerosols (must be empty)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Yoghurt pots (please rinse)
  • Margarine tubs
  • Plastic punnets/ ready meal trays
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Jam jar lids (separate from the jars)
  • Food and drink cans

We cannot currently recycle crisp packets, plastic bags, cling film and polystyrene.  Please place these items in with your household rubbish.

To find out more about the everyday items you can recycle from each room in your house, visit http://www.recycleforwales.org.uk/full-house

Red and purple bags are available free of charge from your Local Community Hub or Abergavenny One Stop Shop.

Red and purple bags cannot be taken to the recycling centres. We provide facilities to recycle the separated items at the recycling centre but the mixed recycling bags can only be collected from the kerbside. There is no limit on the number of recycling bags you can put out.