Black bags

Page updated on: 20/02/2019

General household rubbish – that is, rubbish that cannot be recycled or composted is collected in black bags. This includes small amounts of hygiene waste such as incontinence pads and disposable bed pans; however, if you use a lot you may need an extra hygiene collection.

Remember you are allowed to put out a maximum of 4 black bags* every fortnight. (Black bags are not provided). If you are a large family and you are finding it difficult to keep to the four black bag limit please get in touch.

To ensure your bags are collected:

  • Put your bags out before 6am on your collection day (and no earlier than 6pm the evening before)
  • Use standard size black bags.
  • Make sure they are not too heavy - if you have ash waste please contact us.
  • If you have dog mess to dispose of make sure it is double bagged and mixed in with other types of waste
  • Do not put your bags in wheelie bins. They will not be collected for health and safety reasons. We collect from ordinary dustbins, as long as the waste is bagged.  
  • Do not put garden waste in black bags.

Your black bags are currently taken to the landfill site at Nantycaws, Carmarthen. However, a regional partnership has been set up to look at other ways of treating this type of waste.