How many black bags can you put out?

There is a limit to the number of standard sized (60 litre) black bags you can put out for your fortnightly rubbish collection. From June 4, 2018, new changes are being introduced to increase recycling rates in RCT – and help us hit the Welsh Government’s 70% target for 2024/25. This will limit the number of black bags each household is permitted each fortnight. 

Current AllowanceAllowance From June 4th 2018

No wheelie bin

4 black bags

 

No Wheelie bin

2 black bags

Small RCT wheelie bin (120 litres)

Plus 1 additional black bag

 



All wheelie bins

No additional black bag waste – wheelie bin lid must close

 

Large RCT wheelie bin (240 litres)

No additional bags

 

Under the new rules coming into force on June 4, the Council will introduce a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 – which will be issued as a last resort to residents who ignore warnings from Enforcement Officers and repeatedly refuse to recycle.

Please note: If you have 2 wheelie bins this will be regarded as side waste and we will ask you to remove your second bin. If necessary we may remove the second bin. Also, we will not collect black bags that are deemed excessively heavy.

Ash Waste will be collected in manageable sized black bags and this will be in addition to the amount of black bag waste permitted. Please ensure the ash has cooled before placing it in a black bag.

What black bags will RCT collect?

Regardless of where you live in RCT, we will only collect standard size black bags (up too 60 litres).  Any bag larger than this will not be collected including black wheelie bin liners.

What happens if you put out too many black bags?

Any additional black bags (except ash waste) will not be collected and residents are likely to receive a visit from the Council's Enforcement Officers. 

Under the new rules coming into force on June 4, the Council will introduce a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 – which will be issued as a last resort to residents who ignore warnings from Enforcement Officers and repeatedly refuse to recycle.

You can contact the Council for advice to help you to reduce your black bag waste and increase recycling. View further information on what goes in your bins.

How can you reduce you black bag waste?

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