Waste and Recycling

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The collection day for Rhiwbina is Friday.

Please note that bins, bags, food caddies and recycling bags are to be placed out kerbside no earlier than 4.30pm on the day before collection and no later than 6.00am on the day of collection.

Red striped waste bags are delivered to properties twice a year, enough to put out up to 3 bags per fortnightly collection. These waste bags are not available in shops or to order online. Black bags will not be collected.

Garden waste sacks are part of an opt-in collection service. Up to 5 can be put out per collection. Reusable garden waste sacks cost £2 and can be ordered by phoning 029 2087 2087 or can be bought at Lamby Way Recycling Centre, Rumney, CF3 2HP.

Cardiff Council Green recycling bags and food caddy liners are free and can be collected from Rhiwbina Library.

You can also order bags online by clicking here or by calling C2C on 02920 872 087.

Below are details of whether it is a Garden Waste, Black Waste or Winter Garden week:

The collection is on a FRIDAY in Rhiwbina:


What can I put in my bins?

Black bin: General waste

Green bin: Garden Waste, grass cuttings, shredded paper, hedge and tree cuttings (no thicker than your wrist), flowers and plants, leaves, clean wood shavings (no animal bedding) Garden waste and shredded paper must be loose in your green wheeled bin. No plastic bags

What can I put in my bags?

Green bag: Food tins, drink cans, aerosols, plastic bottles, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, plastic punnets/ready meal trays, glass bottles and jars, jam jar lids, newspapers, phone directories, magazines, junk mail/flyers (remove plastic wraps), office paper, catalogues, all cardboard. Please ensure all food and drink containers are empty – NO FOOD WASTE

Red striped bag: General waste

Garden waste sacks: Garden Waste, grass cuttings, hedge and tree cuttings (no thicker than your wrist), flowers and plants, leaves, clean wood shavings – NO FOOD WASTE, ANIMAL WASTE, ANIMAL BEDDING OR CARDBOARD

What can I put in my food caddy?

Fruit and vegetable Peelings
Tea bags, coffee grounds
All left over food (e.g. pasta, rice, vegetables, baked beans, curry, chips etc)
Stale bread and cakes
Dairy products, breakfast cereal and egg shells
Meat, fish and bones
Food past its sell by date
Cooked and uncooked food

If you would like a weekly reminder via text message of your collection day and what needs to be placed out, simply text ‘TIDY’ with your house number and postcode to 60163.

For more information on Recycling and Waste, please click here.