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.


Temporary lift on black bag restrictions

The temporary lift on black bag restrictions for Christmas and New Year has now ended. 

  • Residents are able to place out up to 4 black bags on their black bag collection day until Monday 01 February.

  • From Monday 01 February, we will return to the 2 black bag limit per household.


  • 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

Need extra help? If in your household you have:

  • 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.


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

  • 01446 700111