How many black bags can you put out?

There is a limit to the number of standard sized black bags you can put out for your fortnightly rubbish collection. 

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Allowance From June 4th 2018
No wheelie bin 2 black bags (standard size)
If you have a wheelie bin No additional black bag waste and the wheelie bin lid must close

Those residents who choose to repeatedly refuse to recycle or ignore advice and warnings from Enforcement Officers will, as a last resort be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100

The number of CLEAR recycling, nappy recycling and food waste recycling bags you can put out WEEKLY is UNLIMITED - Find out more about the recycling services available.

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.

Please note: Only Council issued wheelie bins will be collected from Cynon & Taf, but bins from other providers can be used for storage until your next collection. Request a new wheelie bin www.rctcbc.gov.uk/wheeliebin

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. Please contact the Council on 01443 425001 or customerservices@rctcbc.gov.uk.to make the Council aware that you will be placing Ash Waste out alongside your black bags

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. 

Those residents who choose to repeatedly refuse to recycle or ignore advice and warnings from Enforcement Officers will as a last resort be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100.

You can contact the Council for advice to help you to reduce your black bag waste and increase recycling, alternatively use the search below to identify which bin or bag your waste goes in.

If you have special circumstances and feel that you will NOT be able to manage under this black bag/bin limit please contact the Council by emailing customerservices@rctcbc.gov.uk.

View further information on the Choice is CLEAR campaign

View the "All You Need to Know" guide to the new rules

View the new rules FAQ's

 

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