Recycling Bags and Containers

Information about recycling bags and containers in the Vale of Glamorgan 


Please remember to place items at the kerbside (or in your communal bin area) before 7.00am on your waste and recycling collection day. 


Please note: Recycling placed in incorrect containers will not be collected. 


Order Recycling Bags and Containers

*Please only order if absolutely essential*

As council offices are currently closed due to Covid-19, residents can order reusable recycling bags and containers for delivery. Simply complete our online order form to request. We will aim to deliver within 14 days. 


Order Recycling Containers


If you require more than two garden waste bags or a hygiene caddy please contact C1V (There is a £2.00 charge for these items).

  • 01446 700111


Separated Recycling Bags and Containers

For residents living in Barry and the Rural Vale, please refer to our separated recycling collections page:


Separated Recycling



Co-Mingled Recycling Bags and Containers

Co-mingled recycling allows residents to place paper, glass, cans, cardboard, plastic, clean foil, empty aerosols and cartons in the same container.


Blue-recycling-bagBlue Recycling Bags - Free

Our blue bags are weighted with a lid with velcro to close.

  • Paper
  • Glass
  • Cans
  • Card
  • Plastic
  • Empty aerosols
  • Cartons/Tetra Paks
  • Clean foil
  • Plastic bags
  • Black plastic
  • Food waste
  • Nappies
  • Sanitary products
  • Tablet packets
  • Crisp packets 


Kitchen waste caddy and bagsFood Waste Kits - Free

  • Cooked and uncooked food 
  • Meat and fish
  • Bones
  • Peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Tea bags
  • Cat and dog food
  • Guinea pig, rabbit and hamster food
  • Garden waste
  • Cut flowers

If you run out of food waste bags, simply tie one on the handle of your kerbside caddy and the collection crew will leave you a new roll inside your caddy.

Garden Waste BagGarden Waste Bags - £2.00 

  • Grass
  • Shrub cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Plants
  • Flowers
  • Most weeds
  • Hedge Clippings
  • Food waste 
  • Soil
  • Logs


Hygiene Caddies - £2.00

Please line your caddy with a strong bag.

  • Nappies
  • Incontinence pads
  • Sanitary towels
  • General waste

Hygiene caddies should be placed out for collection on your black bag collection day.