Are you Keeping up with the Joneses?

Do you recycle? If not, let us help you get started or you may face a Fixed Penalty of £100.

Keeping up with the Joneses is a campaign to ensure that every household in Blaenau Gwent recycles. The aim of the campaign is to target the small minority of people who don’t recycle at all or who recycle very little. Households that don’t start recycling and continue to place recyclable items into their black bins and bags could face a Fixed Penalty Fine of £100.

If a Resident fails to pay the fixed penalty fine of £100, further legal action through the Magistrates Court will be taken, where a more significant fine may be imposed against the Resident.

We don’t want to issue Fixed Penalty Notices, but it’s not fair on the community as a whole if some households fail to recycle. Join your neighbours in doing this for your community.

We are continuing to monitor areas in relation to the “Keeping up with the Joneses” campaign, to ensure that the Authority’s Residents are maximising their opportunities to recycle wherever possible. 

We are urging those that don’t recycle not to wait for a warning letter, but to get started straight away.

You can avoid a Fixed Penalty Notice by recycling. Most people here and across Wales already recycle – now’s the time for you to join them.

If you’re not recycling now, it’s time to begin. We can help you.

Please contact us if you require any of the following:

  • Advice on what you can and can’t recycle
  • Collection day information (for both Recycling & Refuse)
  • Request additional or replacement receptacles
  • Any other support, advice or questions you may have or need

Please contact C2BG on 01495 311556 or via My Council Services webpage

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