Business Waste


The new service roll out will take place from Tuesday 4th May 2021. After this point we will no longer be able to accept Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR) either mixed in bins or in the blue and clear single use recycling bags. The single use plastic recycling bags will no longer be acceptable for use after the end of April 2021. New customers from August 2020 will already have the new service dry recycling containers so are not affected. Residual (refuse) and Food recycling bin ranges are not changing.

All old service DMR bins will be collected in and replaced with the waste stream specific bins from mid to end of April 2021 and replaced with the new bins you have requested. The co-collectable streams are:

• Mixed Paper & Cardboard
• Mixed Plastic Containers & Metal Cans
• Mixed Glass

Most customers have already fed back their new recycling bin requirements and most will have received the paperwork for the new contract year, however, for a number of reasons, there are a small number of existing customers who have not responded yet and we have been unable to make contact with, most likely due to enforced closure for lockdown.

For those businesses who haven’t yet responded and wish to retain their commercial waste and recycling service with us, please get in contact without delay as you will need a new service contract, duty of care and separated waste dry recycling bins as our new trade recycling vehicles have 3 x corresponding compartments so the mixing of recycling outside of the three new streams will not be possible and any mixed recycling put out will not be collected.

Please refer to the section here on the website which details what our commercial service can and cannot accept for recycling and also the section for frequently asked questions.

If you need any further information, please contact the service desk on 01495 311556.

Why Choose Blaenau Gwent Trade Waste Service?

Enhances your business’ green credentials as Blaenau-Gwent’s new trade recycling service is fully compliant with the Welsh Government’s latest legislative changes to the Environment (Wales) Act 2016.

Waste disposal is a serious business. The law states that anyone who produces waste has a responsibility to ensure that it is suitably removed by a registered contractor and disposed of correctly.

Our Trade Waste Service Offers:

  • A reliable service you can trust
  • Weekly collections of refuse and recycling
  • Well maintained & reliable vehicles with Brand New Recycling Vehicles  due to be introduced shortly
  • A wide range of containers to achieve the most cost effective solution for your Business
  • Contact Centre available five days a week with options  for direct email contact with Waste Officers
  • Working knowledge of local businesses 
  • 12 month rolling contacts
  • Fully Compliant with the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 which amends the Environment Protection Act 1990
  • Completed Duty of Care paperwork

Recycle More and Save Money

All businesses that use our recycling service can reduce the overall refuse your company produces. So going green can save you money! 

Trade Refuse Charges

Prices Available on Request

Please Call:

01495 311556 or Email Your Request Including Your Company Contact Details to:

We ask that you:

  • Only fill containers with permissible materials as per your contract. 
  • Do not compact or overfill your containers. (whether by weight or volume) 
  • Ensure your containers are readily accessible on the agreed collection days at the agreed pick-up point. 
  • Take good care of the containers as any damage/loss.
  • Make payments on time/ up-to-date. 
  • As per the Waste Hierarchy - make full use of the recycling services available and make every attempt to separate your waste accordingly.

Update For The New Recycling Service

In line with the latest Welsh Government Environmental legislation, commercial waste will be required to be presented and collected in a separated way, similar to the household recycling collections. Some elements of co-collection are permitted making three main trade dry recycling streams as follows:

  • Mixed Paper & Cardboard
  • Mixed Plastic Containers & Metal Cans
  • Mixed Glass

The Council’s commercial recycling service accepts a similar range of recycling items to the household recycling service. Please check the following guidelines to ensure the service meets your business’ requirements.

 Paper & Cardboard  
 ‘What We Will Accept’ ‘YES PLEASE’:  ‘What We Will NOT  Accept’ ‘NO THANKS’:
  • Waste paper (Clean printed/unprinted)
  • Shredded Paper (must be bagged separately in a clear bag)
  • Paperback Books
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Envelopes
  • Telephone Directories
  • Cardboard Packaging
  • Egg Boxes


  • Food/Oil/Grease /Paint Contaminated Paper or Cardboard
  • Hardback Books
  • Wallpaper
  • Gift Wrapping Paper
  • Tissues
  • Paper Towels
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Scratch Cards
  • Waxed Cardboard cartons (Tetra Paks)




 Plastic and Metal Cans  
 ‘What We Will Accept’ ‘YES PLEASE’:  ‘What We Will NOT  Accept’ ‘NO THANKS’:
  • Clean Plastic bottles (milk, drink, detergent etc)
  • Clean Plastic Food Containers (e.g. butter/margarine tubs, Yoghurt pots, Fruit Trays & Non Black Food trays)
  • Clean Food and Drinks Cans (steel & Aluminium)
  • Aerosols (empty please , no paint or harmful chemicals
  • Clean Foil (no food or chemical contamination please)
  • Waxed Cardboard cartons (Tetra Paks)
  • Black Plastic Food Trays
    Plastic Bags (including carrier bags, bread bags & Frozen food bags)
  • Plastic Film (including cling film, Food tray film & Pallet  wrap)
  • Sweet and Biscuit Wrappers
  • Crisp Packets / Paper Backed Foil, Foil Pouches
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Polystyrene
  • Hard plastics (including toys, coat hangers, Plant pots)
  • Paint Cans (plastic or metal including aerosol spray paint cans)
  • Gas Canisters


 Mixed Glass  
 ‘What We Will Accept’ ‘YES PLEASE’:  ‘What We Will NOT  Accept’ ‘NO THANKS’:
  • Clean glass jars (all colours)
  • Clean glass Bottles (all colours)
  • Sheet Glass (Window Pane type)
  • Mirrors
  • Light Bulbs
  • Crockery/Pyrex (including ceramics and china)


Any queries please call C2BG on 01495 311556

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