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Nappy and Incontinence Collection Changes

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council was one of the first Council’s in the UK to introduce the Go Green Baby nappy and incontinence recycling service (Purple bag Collections) in 2013. Since then the service has proved to be incredibly popular with residents, with over 10,000 eco-friendly households signed up.
  • Nappy and incontinence recycling customers can now enjoy a more efficient and fully automated service thanks to the Council reviewing its scheme.
  • ALL existing customers should have received a letter and should now have re-registered for the scheme. If you have not re-registered, your collections are likely to have been temporarily suspended w/e from 4th November.
You can still re-register or sign up for the scheme using the options below:

Why have we improved and reviewed the nappy/incontinence recycling (Purple Bag) collections?

The Council has reviewed the service in a bid to further improve the scheme and ensure that all the registered users were still in need of the weekly kerbside recycling scheme.

The review aimed to fully automate and improve the efficiency of the service we have on offer to our residents and has allowed us to plan our routes more efficiently (now and in the future), prevent missed collections (where possible) and improve our communications with residents.

Why do I need to re-register?

In order to complete the service review the Council wrote to ALL nappy and incontinence recycling customers and asked them to re-register for the scheme BEFORE 4th November. This ensured that all the data the Council holds is up to date and the collection rounds can be as efficient as possible.

If you are an existing customer and failed to re-register BEFORE 4th November – your collections are likely to be temporarily suspended – please re-register now and the collections will be resumed as soon as possible

How has the service been improved?

Thanks to the new fully automated service we now anticipate reduced missed collections, a more efficient collection route and improved communication with residents. In addition to this newly registered/re-registered residents will be able to:

Now that you have re-registered, you would have received confirmation of your new collection date/day, this is likely to have changed as a result of service and collection round improvements.

What happens to my nappies/products when they are collected?

It is estimated that we use and recycle around 1 Million nappies in RCT and over 20 Million across Wales. The innovative scheme sees the waste product collected and re-produced in Wales in to construction panel boards.


Find out about all the other recycling services available in RCT