The red and purple bag recycling scheme
We provide a weekly kerbside recycling scheme from most households in Monmouthshire. The red and purple bag collection accepts your 'dry recycling' materials for example paper, cardboard, glass, cans, jars bottles and tetra-paks.
If you are unsure whether you are in an area covered by the red and purple bag recycling collection please contact your local one stop shop who will be able to advise you further. Please remember bags need to be placed out by 7am on the morning of collection.
If you are not in an area covered by the Red and Purple Bag recycling scheme, you can take your recycling to one of our household waste recycling centres. However they cannot be left there in the bags, they will need to be sorted by you into the relevant recycling banks.
We want to the best at recycling in Wales - please use this scheme to help Monmouthshire achieve this. For more information contact the recycling team on 01633 644119
What items can go into the red and purple recycling bags?
In the red bag you can recycle:-
- Telephone directories and catalogues
- Junk mail including envelopes
- Newspapers and magazines
- Office paper and shredded paper
In the purple bag you can recycle:-
- Aluminium foil/kitchen foil
- Plastic bottles
- Yoghurt pots
- Margarine tubs
- Plastic punnets/ ready meal trays
- Glass bottles and jars
- Jam jar lids (separate from the jars)
- Food and drink cans