Whether you live in a small flat or in a big house share, we’re sure you’ve faced the age old problem of waste collection. To help you keep your house waste and pest free, we’ve prepared a quick guide on waste collection for Cardiff.
At the time of writing this guide, the collection dates in Cathays are on Wednesdays and in Cardiff Bay they're on Fridays. Some parts of Roath are collected on Thursdays, whereas in others it will be on Fridays. Bin bags should be taken out no earlier than 4:30pm on the night before and no later than 6:00am on the collection day. It’s important to remember dates can change, particularly around bank holidays, so a good rule of thumb is to check with your neighbours or the Council’s website. You can even sign-up for their e-mail reminder system to avoid missing bin day!
Useful tip: keeping your bins tidy and managing your waste responsibly reduces not only the mess on the kerbside, but it will help keep pests away. We’ve all been woken up by at least one overly excited seagull on an early morning treasure hunt ripping through our bin bags! Check out our recycling guide for more information.
We’ve also compiled a summary of which items go in each waste type group and have included their collection frequency to help you manage your waste efficiently:
Unfortunately you wouldn’t be able to pick up extra red stripe bags. The Council deliver these twice a year and provide enough to put out up to 3 bags each fortnight. If you’re a larger household of 6 or more, you can contact them to ask for a recycling and waste assessment to see if you qualify for additional bags. Don’t be tempted to use another type of bag instead as your waste will not be collected and you may even face a fine!