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Black Bag Collections

Households in the Vale are only able to put out a maximum of 2 black bags of household waste for collection every fortnight.


Collections: Fortnightly


Please place your black bags out for collection before 7.00am on your collection day.


  • Standard size black bags will need to be used

  • Extra-large bags such as wheelie bin liners will not be collected

  • Where additional black bags are put out, they will not be collected and enforcement action may be taken

  • Over Christmas and New Year the restriction will not apply


Please note: Only waste placed out in black bags will be collected. 


Black Bags 

  • Nappies
  • Wet Wipes
  • Polystyrene
  • General Waste
  • Black Plastic Trays
  • Recycling
  • Batteries
  • Gas cannisters
  • Food waste


Additional Bag Allowance

Some residents qualify for an additional bag allowance (purple bags).

Do you need an additional bag allowance?

  • Six or more residents

  • Pet waste and bedding

  • Ash from household log burners/fires 

  • Nappies or adult hygiene products

  • Other waste that you can’t recycle or limit to 2 bags.

If one or more of the above circumstances apply to you, you can discuss your needs with a member of our team.


A member of our team will discuss your needs with you and a warden visit may be arranged.

  • 01446 700111



Additional Bag Allowance Renewals


  • Do you need to renew your supply of purple bags? 

  • Do you still meet the criteria for the additional allowance?

A member of our team will be happy to discuss your renewal with you.


  • 01446 700111