Changes to Carmarthenshire bin collections over festive period


Carmarthenshire residents are being reminded that there are changes to bin collections over the festive period.

Collections will take place as follows:

Usual collection:                  Collection on:
Monday, December 26         Wednesday, December 28
Tuesday, December 27         Thursday, December 29
Wednesday, December 28    Friday, December 30
Thursday, December 29       Saturday, December 31
Friday, December 30           Tuesday, January 3

Monday, January 2              Wednesday, January 4
Tuesday, January 3              Thursday, January 5
Wednesday, January 4         Friday, January 6
Thursday, January 5            Saturday, January 7
Friday, January 6                 Sunday, January 8

All other days are as normal. These changes also affect council trade waste customers.

With all the eating and drinking we tend to produce a lot more rubbish at this time of the year which is why it’s important to try and recycle as much as possible.
Please use your blue bags for plastic bottles, cans, cardboard packaging, wrapping paper and cards.
Unavoidable Christmas food waste such as turkey bones and vegetable peelings should go in your green food bins so that it can be taken for composting.
Please use your local glass bank to recycle any glass bottles and jars; to find your nearest visit i-Local and click on My Nearest, then Recycling and Bins and select Recycling Banks.
You can also sign up for text or email alerts on a range of council services including recycling on i-Local and find out when your bins are being collected or if it is a blue or black bag week by clicking on My House.
Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “We want to remind people about the changes to collections over the festive period. It is important people continue to recycle using their blue bags and food bins.”
Remember there are also changes to recycling centre opening times over the Christmas period.
Trostre (Llanelli), Wernddu (Ammanford), Nantycaws (Carmarthen) and Whitland are all closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. They are open 8.30am to 12noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Llangadog is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 27, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Monday, January 2. It is open 8am to 1pm on Friday, December 23 and 9am to 1pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 28, 29 and 30.
All other days are as normal.
For further information please visit the council website.

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