Garden Waste Collections
The seasonal kerbside garden waste service will be re-commencing on Monday, 1st April 2019 and cease on Friday 29th November 2019.
Your seasonal garden collection is usually on the opposite week, but same day as your wheeled bin collection, however, there are exceptions to this so you can check on our postcode finder www.recycleformerthyr.co.uk or contact Wasteservices@merthyr.gov.uk
Collections will then be fortnightly from your commencement date.
Garden waste collected separately is sent to a local facility and turned into compost. This compost is used as a soil improver for numerous groundwork projects, transforming areas into a habitat for wildlife that is aesthetically pleasing.
Kerbside Garden Waste Collections
The seasonal garden waste kerbside collection service will cease on Friday, 29th November 2019.
If your collection of garden waste falls on any day during week commencing 18th November 2019, this will be your last collection this year.
The garden waste service will re-commence in spring 2020. Collection schedules will be communicated in due course.
For further information please enter your postcode on the home page at www.recycleformerthyr.co.uk
You can put the following items out for collection in your garden sack:
Leaves Flowers Plants Weeds Grass cuttings Hedge clippings Tree and shrub prunings Small branches
We are unable to collect the following items in the garden sack:
Large branches/logs **
Soil and turf**
Invasive plants (Japanese knotweed, Hogweed, Ragwort) Stones**
Food waste (use your food waste bin)
Animal waste (small amounts can be put in your wheelie bin)
* Use your wheelie bin ** Take to Household Waste Recycling Centre
Households that have been provided with a green (reusable) garden waste sack and use the scheme, can request and extra bag. If you do not currently have a garden waste sack please contact us and we will arrange for one to be delivered.
We limit the quantity we collect each fortnight to 6 bags. If you have a large quantity of garden waste please put out for collection over a number of weeks.
Once collected, the garden waste is taken to a local facility where it is turned into useful compost soil conditioner.
Garden waste can also be taken to the Household Waste and Recycling Centres in Aberfan and Dowlais.
Bulky Green Waste Collection
We operate a green waste bulky collection at £40 per vehicle load. To arrange collection please contact the call centre on 01685 725000