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Recycling / bin collections

Your blue recycling bags and black bags are collected on the same day, but on alternate weeks. Your food waste is collected weekly.

How do I find out if it’s blue/black bag collection?

  • Visit My House on i-Local to find out when we will collect your recycling/bins and if it is a blue or black bag collection. Simply enter your postcode, select your address and click go.
  • You can also print out a calendar showing blue / black bag weeks under My House on i-Local or pick up a calendar from one of our Customer Service Centres.
  • Sign up for email/text alerts to be kept up to date with changes to your service on bank holidays.

All other days are as normal. Go to ilocal.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/my-house and type in your post code to find out when your bins are being collected and if it’s black or blue bags.

To help you recycle we provide the following:

Please make sure your waste is put out before 6am on the day of your collection (and no earlier than 6pm the evening before).

Please note: Black / blue bags will not be collected from wheelie bins for health and safety reasons. Please put your blue/black bags out for collection at the kerbside. We will collect from ordinary dustbins, as long as the waste is bagged.

Community recycling advisors

AdvisorsYou will often see us out and about awareness-raising at organised events, giving out blue bags in your local shopping centre or knocking on your door to find out how you are getting on with the recycling scheme.

Our community recycling advisors go out early before your bins are collected to find out how many households are recycling. They will then pay you a visit to make sure you have everything you need (food bins and blue bags); give out calendars and information leaflets and answer any questions you may have.

They will always carry identification cards with the council logo on showing their name and photograph and they will never ask to come in your house. If you are in any doubt please call us on 01267 234567.

Page updated on: 09/05/2017

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