Beware the Waste Cowboys – please dispose of your waste responsibly


With fortnightly green garden waste collections reinstated from Monday 6th July, we're almost running the waste and recycling service we offered before the Coronavirus pandemic*.

Our bulky waste collection slots are booking up quickly and we ask that you bear with us if you are waiting for a collection.

Please only book a slot if it is absolutely necessary and you are unable to keep the item in safe place at home for the time being. You can find out how to  book a collection here.

If you book a household waste collection with a private company or "man with a van", please make sure that they're a registered waste carrier by visiting  Natural Resources Wales  and check that they have a waste transfer note.

The waste transfer note should give details on where the waste is being taken from and which licensed disposal facility the waste is being taken to. If the person collecting the waste refuses to provide this information, then do not use their services. Otherwise, if the waste is found fly tipped and is traced back to your home, you could be prosecuted or receive a Fixed Penalty Notice

Our advice is:

  • Always check for a waste carrier licence​​​​​- you can do this by visiting the  Natural Resources Wales  website
  • Always take down the company's name and contact details
  • Always ask where the waste is being taken to
  • Always get receipts confirming what has been taken and where it is being taken to

If you need to get rid of your items urgently, you can book in at our Recycling Centres at Lamby Way and Bessemer Close, whichare now acceptinglarge electrical items, white goods, batteries, clothes, tyres, paint and several other items that were accepted before the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Recycling Centres are for the disposalof household waste only.

Bookings at our Recycling Centre's are limited to 12 visits per year, per household. You can only make 1 visit in a day.

You are now also able to visit Bessemer Close Recycling Centre in a van. You can make 1 visit per day, and van bookings are restricted to 1 per month.

Please  make a booking here.

We all have a responsibility to make sure that our waste is disposed of correctly.If we find any evidence among fly-tipped material which leads back to a resident, then they will receive a Fixed Penalty Notice of £300 . If we locate the trader that dumped it,they wil receive a Fixed Penalty Notice of£400 or face prosecution

For more advice and information about recycling and waste services in Cardiff, please visit

For more advice and information about fly-tipping, please visit

*separate glass collections remain suspended. Recycling and food waste is collected weekly. If you are signed up for hygiene waste collections, this is collected fortnightly.