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Some collection crews will be starting their rounds earlier than usual during the current circumstances. Please therefore ensure that all recycling and black bags are placed out on the kerbside ready for collection by 6.00am on your collection day.


Coronavirus and waste collections update

Recycling bag

Kerbside collection

Our kerbside collections includes paper, cardboard, glass, cans, plastic, food waste, and garden waste as well as household rubbish.

Your collections are split into 'Green Week' and 'Pink Week' and you are asked to sort your waste into the right bag or bin. Remember to check our recycling collection search to find out what we collect and on what days.

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If you need items of Bulky waste collected you can book a collection of 3 items for £20 or 6 items for £40.

The kerbside services are for domestic properties only. If you run a business in Swansea and would like to recycle your rubbish there is information on our Commercial, business, trade waste and recycling pages.

If you wish to report a non collection please wait until after 1.00pm on the day of your collection to give the crews enough time to have completed your area.

Bag stickerBag sticker

If you find a black and yellow sticker on your bag then we have been unable to collect it for one of the following reasons:

  • Recyclable materials are in the incorrect bag
  • Recycling bag contains non-recyclable materials
  • Paper and card are in the same bag as cans and glass
  • The bag is out on the incorrect day/week
  • The bag exceeds weight/size limit
  • More than three black bags have been put out for collection

Please remove any stickered bags from the kerbside and sort appropriately for the next collection or make full use of your nearest household waste recycling centre.

Green bag.

Green bag collection

You can use green bags for cans, glass, paper, and card. We will collect them on your green week.

Pink bag (reusable).

Pink bag collection

You can use pink bags for plastics. We will collect them on your pink week.

Food waste bin.

Food waste collection

Use your green bin for your weekly food waste collection.

Garden waste.

Garden waste collection

You can use the reusable white bags for your garden waste. We will collect it on your green week.

3 black bag

Black bag collection - Keep it to 3

Household rubbish is collected from the kerbside in a black bag. Each household is allowed to put out a maximum of 3 black bags every fortnight.

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