Moving can be stressful, but don’t worry! There are lots of options available to you to help you manage that extra waste and recycling when you are packing up. It’s simple and convenient.
Weekly Kerbside Collections
Did you know most household waste can be recycled using your weekly kerbside recycling collections? Make full use of your regular collections in the lead-up to your move.
Visit www.cardiff.gov.uk/collections or download the Cardiff Gov app to find out what is collected, and your last collection dates.
Remember, recycling and waste put on the pavement outside of these dates will not be collected.
Donate – Give it, don’t bin it!
Donate any items that can be reused or non-perishable food to local charities. Just search for local donation points to find out how and where to donated items or bring your items to the Love When You Leave donation points. Here are some tips for specific items:
Non-perishable food donations, clothing and other small items – These items can be donated at the participating Love When You Leave or YMCA donation points.
For bulky items like furniture, TVs or large appliances – Contact the YMCA’s Colchester Avenue shop by emailing Cardiff.ColchesterShop@ymca.org.uk or call 029 2049 5114 to arrange a free collection.
Bicycles can be donated to Cardiff Cycle Workshop, a not-for-profit bicycle recycling project based at Unit 9 Gabalfa Workshops, CF14 3AY (just behind the large Aldi’s off Western Avenue). Visit https://www.cardiffcycleworkshop.org.uk/ for more information.
Visit the Household Recycling Centre
You can also book a free appointment to visit the Lamby Way or Bessemer Close Household Recycling Centres. Same-day appointments may be available, but it is best to book in advance.
A wide range of items will be accepted but please be aware that the mixed black bags of waste will be NOT accepted at the recycling centres.
To find out what you can take and book an appointment, use the Cardiff Gov app or visit www.cardiff.gov.uk/recyclingcentres.
Blue Bags for Extra Rubbish
If you have extra, non-recyclable waste, you can purchase a roll of blue bags. Simply fill the blue bags with non-recyclable waste, and place on them kerbside for collection on any day throughout June.
To purchase bags and arrange a collection, email email@example.com
If you have bulky waste such as furniture or large appliances, you need to book a bulky collection. A charge may apply to certain items, and it is essential to pre-book collections in advance.
You can book online at: www.cardiff.gov.uk/bulkywaste or on the Cardiff Gov app.
Please recycle and no side waste
Any items that can be recycled, should be placed in the correct recyclable container and not in your black bin or blue bags.
Dry recyclable items like paper, cardboard, tins, drink cans, plastic or glass bottles and plastic containers should go into the green bags and food waste should go into your food caddy.
Your food caddy and green bags are collected every week for free!
Remember, black bags and bulky items should NOT be left next to your bins or in front of your household. This could result in a £100 fixed penalty notice or a prosecution.