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.

List of all Recycling Bag Outlets

Red and purple bags are provided for Monmouthshire residents kerbside recycling only. Red and purple bags cannot be taken to the recycling centres and must not be used for household rubbish. If your recycling bags have been stickered and left by our crews, please email Contact@monmouthshire.gov.uk or call our Contact Centre on 01633 644644.