Blue bag deliveries to every household is underway

97 days ago

Deliveries of blue bags are underway to every household in Carmarthenshire.

Between now and the end of March, every home should receive three rolls of blue bags, which allows for up to six bags to be put out for each recycling collection week – although there is no limit to the amount of blue bags you can put out for recycling.

You can find out when your blue bags are due to be delivered by visiting the recycling, bins and litter pages on Carmarthenshire County Council’s website and using the blue bag delivery tracker.

The tracker allows residents to type in their postcode to find out when their delivery is due. It will also state if the delivery has already taken place.

Refuse/ recycling crews will be delivering these to 87,000 households. They will be in Carmarthenshire County Council marked vans, and deliveries will be made Monday to Saturday up until 5pm. The deliveries will be made separately to the usual refuse/recycling collections.

Large families, that may require additional rolls during the year, can collect from 12 collection points allocated across the county, along with the mobile library service.

The outlets are: Amman Valley Leisure Centre; Ammanford and Carmarthen customer service centres; Carmarthen Leisure Centre; Lampeter library; Llandeilo council offices; Llandovery swimming pool; Llandysul library; Llanelli customer services centre; Llanelli Leisure Centre, Newcastle Emlyn Library and St Clears Leisure Centre.

This is the second year that the council has been delivering three rolls to each household. The decision was made following feedback from residents who asked for blue bags to be more accessible to help them recycle more. It was also implemented to ensure the bags were used solely for their purpose of recycling household items.

The council’s executive board member for environment, Cllr Hazel Evans, said: “Some households may have received their supply of blue bags already.

“We would ask those who haven’t yet received them to be patient as it will take us around three months to deliver to every household in the county.”

  • For more information, including the blue bag delivery checker and a Frequently Asked Questions section, visit the recycling pages