Waste Collections

Community Litter Picking Hubs

There are nine Litter picking hubs operating across the County.

They allow general public, community groups and businesses to borrow litter picking equipment to help clean up their local area.

Litter pickers, bags, hoops and hi-visibility vests are available for loan from five Pembrokeshire County Council operated leisure centres in Fishguard, Crymych, Milford Haven, Pembroke and Tenby as well as Pembroke Town Hall, Haverfordwest Town Council Office and Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre & Gallery in St Davids and Bloomfield Community Centre, Narberth.

The hubs – set up by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy (KWT) in collaboration with the County Council – are funded by Welsh Government.

If you would like to borrow some equipment and help clean up your local area, please contact the locations below directly.

Thank you for your support.

Tenby Leisure Centre

Marsh Rd, Tenby SA70 8EJ

01437 775678

Pembroke Leisure Centre

Bush Hill, Pembroke SA71 4RJ

01437 776660

Fishguard Leisure Centre

Fishguard SA65 9DT

01437 775504

Crymych Leisure Centre

1 Wellfield Grove, Crymych SA41 3QH

01437 776690

Milford Haven Leisure Centre

117 Priory Rd, Milford Haven SA73 2EE

01437 775959

Haverfordwest Town Council Office

Old Wool Market, Quay St, Haverfordwest SA61 1BG

01437 763771

Pembroke Town Council Building

Town Hall, Main St, Pembroke SA71 4JS

Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre & Gallery

High Street, Saint Davids, SA62 6NW

01437 720392

Bloomfield Community Centre

Redstone Road, Narberth, SA67 7ES

01834 860293



ID: 8557, revised 26/10/2022

Waste and Recycling Collection Calendars

We are committed to reducing our paper use, which means households can now view their kerbside calendar online.

You can do this in two ways:

  • All collection calendars for Waste and Recycling Services including Kerbside Collections, Garden Waste and AHP collection are available in the ‘My Dates and Times’ section of ‘My Account’, these calendars are unique to your household and the services you receive.
  • View your Kerbside Collection Calendar and details of your next collection day through the ‘Search for your bin day’ facility on the website.

To view your calendar

Enter your postcode in the ‘Search for your bin day’ box below and then select your address.

This will bring up the details of your next waste and recycling collections.

Then select ‘View Collection Calendar’ at the bottom left of the page.

Search for your Bin Day

You can also sign up to a free weekly reminder of your bin day by text or email notification via My Account

If you don’t have access to the internet to download your calendars you can request paper copies by calling our Contact Centre on 01437 764551.

ID: 7178, revised 07/06/2022

Two Minute Street Clean

The aim of the #2minutestreetclean scheme is to make it as easy as possible for people to help maintain and improve the cleanliness of Pembrokeshire while having a positive and rewarding impact on our environment.

Each station holds litter pickers and used carrier bags to equip people to carry out a litter pick when they visit. The litter collected can then be put into the nearest litter or recycling bin. 

Every piece of litter removed from our streets matters, it does not matter if you pick up 1 or 2 items or a whole bagful – it all helps. 

This map shows the location of the street boards, please note that the boards are hosted by volunteers so there may be occasions when the boards are not put out, also some are seasonal only. 

For more information or to be involved in #2minutestreetclean please contact Jemma Price-Lewis on 01437 764551 or email jemma.price-lewis@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

ID: 5472, revised 26/10/2022

Report a Missed Bin Collection

We will arrange for a missed bin collection if: 

  • Your bins or bags contained the correct materials. You can check what can go in each bag on our kerbside collections page.
  • Your bins and bags were put out on the correct collection day and on the correct week. Before reporting a missed collection please check your collection day using our recycling and rubbish search.
  • Your bins or bags aren't too heavy.
  • Your bins and bags were on the pavement before 6.30am on your collection day.
  • There have been unscheduled disruptions to the service such as bad weather. We will post information on our website and our Twitter and accounts if there are problems.

If your bins and bags were ready for collection you can report a missed collection to us. If your bins or bags were not ready then we will collect them on your next appropriate Bin Day.


ID: 2603, revised 01/04/2022

Replacement bags and boxes

You can obtain further supplies from the following places:

* indicates a charge

*23 litre food bags cost £6.70 per roll

Please click on the blue text for opening hours. 

Customers can request more food waste bags by placing a note on their caddy when presented at the kerbside on the collection day.

Please note no outlets hold grey bags. All domestic properties receive an annual delivery of 52 bags


Submit a request for replacement bags and boxes

Please note that due to increased demand the estimated delivery for containers is currently approximately 5 weeks.


 Name  Address 5 litre food waste bags 5 litre kichen food caddy 23Ltr Kerbside Food caddy  44 litre glass box Blue Reusable Sack - Cardboard & Card  Blue Box - Paper  Red Reusable Sack AHP 60 litre purple sacks  Clear SACKS Blue SACKS 23 litre food waste bags Orange  SACKS Seagull Proof Sacks
Bloomfield House Community Centre Redstone Road, Narberth SA67 7ES Yes Yes  Yes  Yes  No No No No  No  No  No  No  No 
Cilgerran Post Office Siop y Pentre, High Street, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, SA43 2SG Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No  No  No No  No 
Crane Cross CA Site Devonshire Drive, New Hedges, Saundersfoot, SA69 9EE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No  No  No No  No 
Cleddau Stores & Post Office (Llangwm) 32 Main Street, Llangwm, SA62 4HP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  No  No  No No  No 
Crymych Leisure Centre Crymych, SA41 3QH Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No  No  No No  No 
Fishguard Leisure Centre Fishguard, SA65 9DT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  No  No  No No  No 
Fishguard Library & Information Centre Town Hall, Fishguard. SA65 9HE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  No  No  No No  No 
FRAME Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, SA61 1XF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  No  No  No  No  Yes
Haverfordwest Leisure centre St Thomas Green, Haverfordwest. SA61 1QX Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No  No  No No  No 
Haverfordwest Library & Information Centre The Riverside, Haverfordwest, SA61 1ST Yes No No No No No No No  No  No  No No  No 
Hubbards Newsagents High Street, Neyland, Pembrokeshire, SA73 1TF Yes No No No No No No No  No  No  No  No  No 
Haverfordwest North Wing Customer Service Centre County Hall, Freemans Way, Haverfordwest. SA61 1TP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No  No 
Hermon Civic Amenity and Recycling centre Rhydiau, Hermon, Crymych. SA41 3QT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No  No  No No  No 
Winsel CA Site Old Hakin Road, Haverfordwest, SA61 1XG Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No  No  No No  No 
Manorowen CA Site Fishguard, SA65 9QE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No  No  No No  No 
St Davids CA Site Fishguard Road, St Davids, SA62 6BY Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No  No  No No  No 
Mace Stores 1 Trafalgar Road, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TR Yes No No No No No No No  No  No  No No  No 
Milford Haven Leisure Centre Priory Road, Milford Haven. SA73 2EE Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes Yes Yes No  No  No  No  No  No 
Milford Haven Library & Information Centre  Cedar Court, Haven's Head Business Park, Milford Haven SA73 3LS Yes  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  No  No  No  No  No 
(Monkton) Spar Stores Longmains, Monkton, SA71 4NA Yes  No No No No No  No  No  No  No  No No  No 
Narberth Library St James Street, Narberth. SA67 7BU Yes  No  No  No  No No No No  No  No  No  No  No 
Newgale Shop M M Carter Gardens & Leisure, Newgale, H'west SA62 6AS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  No  No  No No  No 
Newport Post Office 2 Long Street, Newport. SA42 0TJ Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No  No  No  No No  No 
Neyland Library St Clements Road, Neyland. SA73 1SH Yes No No No No No No No  No  No  No No  No 
Pembroke Dock Library Water Street, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire. SA72 6DW Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No  No  No No  No 
Pembroke Leisure Centre Bush, Pembroke. SA71 4RJ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  No  No  No No  No 
Pembroke Library & Information Centre Commons Road, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire SA71 4AE Yes No No No No No No No  No  No  No No  No 
Pembroke Town Hall Town Hall, Main Street, Pembroke. SA71 4JS Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No  No  No  No No  No 
Pembroke Dock Town Council 28 Dimond St, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6BT No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Saundersfoot Library & Information Centre Regency Hall, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire. SA69 9NG Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No  No  No  No No  No 
St Davids CA Site St Davids, Haverfordwest, SA62 6BY Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No  No  No No  No 
St Davids City Hall City Hall, High Street, St Davids. SA62 6SD Yes Yes Yes  Yes No No No No  No  No  No No  No 
St Davids Leisure Centre Ysgol Dewi Sant, St Davids. SA62 6QH Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  No  No  No No  No 
St Dogmaels Post Office 1 Hill Street, St Dogmaels. SA43 3ED Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No  No  No  No No  No 
Tenby Leisure Centre Marsh Road, Tenby. SA70 8EJ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  No  No  No No  No 
Tenby Library Greenhill Avenue, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7LB Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No  No  No  No No  No 
Tenby Town Council De Valence Pavilion, Upper Frog Street, Tenby. SA70 7JD Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No  Yes Yes Yes No  Yes
The Mount Community Centre 15-16 Larch Road, Mount Estate, Milford Haven, SA73 1BZ Yes No No No No No No No  No  No  No  Yes No 
Thornton Business Park Pembrokeshire County Council, Unit 23, Thornton Business Park SA73 2RR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Waterloo CA Site Pembroke Dock, SA72 4RT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No  No  No No  No 
Winsel CA Site Old Hakin Road, Haverfordwest, SA61 1XG Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No  No  No No  No 
ID: 703, revised 07/04/2022

Bulky Household Collections

Bulky Waste Collections – Restricted Service Operating

Bulky waste collection have resumed but on a restricted basis.

If you have unwanted large household appliances such as beds, fridges and furniture you can arrange for a bulky household waste collection. The collection of bulky household items is undertaken on our behalf by Frame, a local charitable organisation.

Requests for this service can be made by completing a Bulky Household Waste Collection Form via 'My Account' your online Council account. We are doing all we can to reduce contact between the public and staff and adhere to social distancing at this time. Therefore payments surrounding the collection are to be made in advance of the collection during the booking process to ensure bookings can be processed in a prompt manner whilst adhere to Welsh Government guidelines.

The charge for a collection of household items is £20 for 10 items or less.  Please note a 3-piece suite would be classed as three items, whereas a table and four chairs would be classed as five items. We are currently unable to collect any heavy items, which would require more than two people to move i.e. pianos etc. 

Please note, once a customer has made a request for a collection of up to 20 items, (the cost of 2 collections) they will not be able to book another collection until the current collections have been completed.

When requesting this service, please state the items to be collected, as only specified items will be removed.

Please note that once you have submitted the bulky waste collection, it cannot be amended. This is because the van would not be able to accommodate different items due to space limitations.

Once we have received your request it will be sent to Frame who will contact the household to arrange the collection, the items will only be collected from outside the property and please do not place these items out for collection until instructed to by FRAME. 



ID: 701, revised 07/04/2022

Seagull proof bags

Seagull-proof bags will be available to buy at £5.30 each from the following locations:Seagull proof bag

  • Pembrokeshire Frame, Merlins Bridge
  • Pembrokeshire Frame, London Road, Pembroke Dock
  • Tenby Town Council, De Valence Pavilion, Upper Frog Street
  • St Davids City Council, St Davids City Hall, High Street
  • Thornton Depot, Milford Haven
ID: 576, revised 07/04/2022

Waste and Recycling Collections


Kerbside Collection Information


Search for your Bin Day

ID: 311, revised 01/04/2022

Garden Waste Collections

Between the 28th February and 2nd December 2022, we are offering fortnightly collections of household garden waste.

The cost of this subscription only service is £52.00 per bin.

The service is available to households and businesses. We reserve the right to decide whether or not we can provide the garden waste collection service.

Subscribe or Renew

By managing your subscription online you can also cancel your subscription at any time

I have garden waste to dispose of but do not want to sign up to the collection service - what can I do with it?

You can:

Terms and Conditions

Frequently asked questions

What materials can be disposed of through the scheme?

The permitted materials are: hedge, tree and shrub cuttings, roots, grass cuttings and rakings, leaves, plants, flowers and weeds.

What happens to the collected material?

The garden waste is taken to a centralised composting facility where it is treated and turned into compost for use on the land.

But I have a compost bin. Does this mean you want me to get rid of that?

No, not at all. Composting is the preferred method of disposing of your garden waste. It doesn’t cost any money and it is much better for the environment. If you have a compost bin, keep using it.

Why do I have to pay for a collection?

Garden waste is a household waste for which a collection charge can be made. The service is paid for by everyone who subscribes. This is fairer for other residents who do not have a garden, who choose to compost at home, or who do not want to use the service. 

Why are you using wheeled bins instead of bags?

Bags tend to be easily ripped and are more difficult to handle whilst wheeled bins hold more garden waste and are easier and safer to use by you and for our waste operatives

If you are supplying us with wheeled bins for garden waste why don’t you supply us with wheeled bins for our general refuse?

There would be increased operational costs as removing waste from wheeled bins is more time consuming and more waste tends to be generated. There would also be the increased costs in providing the wheeled bins and modifying vehicles.

I haven’t got any space for a wheeled bin so, what can I do?

Perhaps you could join forces with a neighbour who has more space to house the wheeled bin. By doing this, you will still benefit from the service and save money by sharing the cost. If this isn’t possible please contact us on 01437 764551 so we carry out a container assessment and if necessary provide an alternative.

I can’t handle a wheeled bin so, what can I do?

Please contact us on 01437 764551 so we can carry out a container assessment and if necessary provide an alternative.

Are all properties suitable for this service?

Some properties may not be suitable for this service due to restricted access for our collection vehicles. We reserve the right to decide whether or not we can provide the garden waste collection service.

Can I use my own bin?

No, we know the supplied bins are of a good quality and can withstand the pressure of lifting and emptying into our vehicles. We cannot risk the safety of our operatives by asking them to empty other bins.

Will I be issued with a brand new bin?

Bins returned from previous customers are reused. New customers will not necessarily be issued a new bin, there may be some evidence of wear and tear.

How long does my subscription last for?

All subscriptions will run annually with collections taking place from the week in which 1st March falls to the week in which 30th November falls inclusive. The full fee is payable at whatever point in the year you subscribe or even if you only need a few collections.

Can I have more than one bin?

Yes, as long as you pay the annual charge for the collection service for each bin you can have as many bins as you like.

How do I renew my subscription?

We will email or write to you before your subscription is due for renewal but if you have any queries telephone the Contact Centre on 01437 764551

You can renew or cancel your subscription online via ‘My Account’ - Your Online Council Account and go to ‘My Services’.

What happens if I don’t pay for the following year and my subscription runs out?

If payment is not received, collections will be suspended and the bin will be removed

If I cancel my subscription will I be eligible for a refund? We will not be able to offer any refunds although should you wish to cancel the subscription just telephone the Contact Centre and we will terminate the service with immediate effect.

Are there any concessions?

No concessions are available for this service

When will the service start? Your service will start with the delivery of your bin which we aim to deliver within 21 days of receiving your payment. However, this may not be possible in busy periods, such as the start of the new subscription year, due to high demand. A refund will not be provided if we fail to deliver in 21 days

How often will my bin be collected?

Your garden waste will be collected fortnightly between the week in which the 1st March falls and the week in which the 30th November falls inclusive

When will my collection day be?

We will notify you of your collection day, when we deliver your bin.

Collections will be made fortnightly. You can also enter your post code or street name into 'Services in your area' to find out your collection day and week.

Did you know you can subscribe to receive an email reminder the day before your collection?

Sign up for collection reminders via ‘My Account’ and go to ‘My Services’.

Where should I leave my bin for collection?

Your bin(s) should be placed at your usual collection point at the kerbside by 6:30 am on the day of your collection.

What time will my collection be?

Your collection time will be from 6:30am onwards. We reserve the right to change the time we collect at any point therefore bins must always be out by 6:30am.

My bin hasn’t been collected. What can I do now?

Check to make sure the bin was due to be collected. Check the items you have placed in the bin are on our list of permitted materials and that you have not compacted too much into the bin so that it can’t be emptied. Remove contaminants and or loosen the contents and put out for next scheduled emptying. If the bin was due for collection, was not contaminated and was out before 6:30am in the correct location, please call our Contact Centre on 01437 764551.

How much garden waste will the bin hold?

As an example, the bin will hold the equivalent of approximately five standard refuse sacks when filled approximately 2⁄3 full and tied for collection. However you must not use sacks in the bin, items must be loose. When we empty your wheeled bin we put it onto a bin lift which shakes the bin to loosen the waste into the refuse freighter. If the garden waste is too compacted in the bin we need to excessively shake it on the lift which can damage the bin. Only put the items listed in your bin. If in doubt, don’t put it in and phone the Contact Centre on 01437 754551 for advice.

If I have extra waste can I put it at the side of the bin?

No, only garden waste within the bin will be collected. I currently have an assisted collection for my refuse and recycling.

Will I be able to have help if I subscribe to the garden waste scheme?

Yes, provided it is practicable to do so, we will make arrangements with you for the wheeled bin for garden waste to be collected from your property.

My bin is getting really dirty. Will the Council clean it?

It is your responsibility to clean the bin.

What can I do with my garden waste between December and February?

Garden waste can be home composted or taken to our civic amenity and recycling centres.

Why are there no collections between December and February?

In order to maintain a cost effective service it has been decided not to provide the service during the winter months when little or no garden waste is generated.

I am a business. Can I opt into the scheme?

Yes, the service is now available to businesses.

What happens if I move house?

If you move within Pembrokeshire you may wish to take your bin with you to your new address. Telephone the Contact Centre on 01437 764551 at least 10 working days before you are due to move so that we can make sure your bin gets emptied at your new property. If you move outside the County the bin remains the property of Pembrokeshire County Council. Please telephone the Contact Centre to make arrangements to have it collected.

What if the bin is damaged?

If your bin is damaged by our collectors please let us know by telephoning the Contact Centre on 01437 764551 and we will arrange a replacement. If you have damaged the bin please contact us but please note that you may be liable for the cost of a replacement.

What if the bin goes missing?

If you think your bin is lost or stolen please check with your neighbours and around the local area to see if it has been returned to the wrong place. If it is still missing please call the Contact Centre immediately on 01437 764551 to report it. Please note you may be liable for the cost of replacement if the bin cannot be found.

I am not sure what I can put in my garden waste bin. What should I do?

Please refer to the information leaflet provided when your bin was delivered or check the items listed on the bin. A list is also available on our web site www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/ gardenwaste If still in doubt please don’t put it in the bin until you have called the Contact Centre on 01437 764551 to check.

Like to sign up? We offer a variety of payment methods for your convenience.

  • You can subscribe online via ‘My Account’ and go to ‘My Services’
  • Or you can complete a Direct Debit form to make an annual payment. Forms are available to download online or by calling Pembrokeshire County Council’s Contact Centre on 01437 764551 or you can pick one up at a Customer Service Centre.


you can telephone Pembrokeshire County Council’s Contact Centre on 01437 764551 where you can pay by card over the phone.

Once your application has been processed we will aim to deliver your bin within 21 days together with your collection calendar.

Terms and Conditions

Please take time to read these terms and conditions as they form part of our agreement with you

  1. Collections will take place fortnightly between the week in which the 1st March and the week in which 30th November fall. (including Bank and Public Holidays)
  2. The service is available to Pembrokeshire County Council households and businesses. Neighbours may share a bin however the bin is only registered to one address and collected from that address. The payment for the service is annually in advance and is non refundable under any circumstance.
  3. The garden waste bin(s) remain the property of Pembrokeshire County Council and must only be used for garden waste and must not be defaced or inscribed in any way. Damaged or stolen bin(s) must be reported immediately and a charge may be incurred for the repair or replacement.
  4. Bin(s) should be stored on the householder’s own property and on collection day left in an accessible, unobstructed position at your usual collection point at the kerbside, and returned to the property as soon as possible after collection. We reserve the right to change collection times so bin(s) must always be out by 6.30am. 
  5. The service is non-transferrable from one resident to another. On change of address the service will be transferred to the new address if within Pembrokeshire. If moving out of the County, the Council must be informed and the bin(s) presented for removal.
  6. Bins too heavy for safe handling or unsafe for the lift mechanism will not be emptied. The householder must remove the excess weight and re-present the bin for the next scheduled collection.
  7.  Only permitted items may be disposed of and must be loose in the bin(s) and not contained in bags. Garden waste bin(s) contaminated with non-permitted items will not be collected until the items are removed and the bin presented for the next scheduled collection
  8. If bin(s) is/are regularly contaminated further advice will be provided. If contamination continues, the bin(s) will be removed and collections will cease.
  9. All garden waste must be contained within the bin(s) provided. Garden waste not contained in Pembrokeshire County Council’s garden waste bin(s) will not be collected.
  10. Properties with restricted access may not be suitable to receive this service. We will assess your property and if it is not suitable we will advise you of other options available.
  11. The Authority accepts no liability for injury due to improper use of the bin.
  12. An assisted collection service is available for those residents eligible for an assisted refuse and recycling collection providing it is practicable to do so.
  13. We may enter your premises to remove a bin(s) if payment is not received.
  14. We aim to deliver new bins within 21 days but this may not be possible during busy periods. Renewals of the service can take 3 working days to process, collections will not start until the process is completed. A refund will not be provided if we fail to deliver in 21 days.
  15. Bins returned from previous customers are reused. New customers will not necessarily be issued a new bin, there may be some evidence of wear and tear.


ID: 310, revised 16/09/2022

Food Waste Collections

Five reasons to recycle your food waste

1) It's easy

2) Contains food smells

3) Caddies lock to stop pests getting access

4) It's collected once a week

5) Turned into electricity

What can I put in my caddy? 

You can put any raw or cooked food in your caddy. You can even scrape uneaten food straight into your caddy.

  • Meat and fish - raw and cooked including bones
  • All dairy products such as eggs and cheese
  • Vegetables and fruit - raw and cooked
  • Bread, cakes and pastries
  • Rice, pasta and beans
  • Uneaten food from your plates and dishes
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Waste cat and dog food from a domestic property. Anything from a commercial premise will be agreed on a case by case basis.

No Thanks!  Please do not put any of these materials in your food waste caddy.

  • Packaging of any sort
  • Plastic bags
  • Liquids
  • Oil or liquid fat

Please remember - If you already compost at home please keep composting your uncooked vegetable and fruit peelings in your bin or heap.


How can I recycle my food waste?

To recycle your food waste all you need is:

  • A large green 23 ltr food waste bin 
  • A silver 5 ltr food waste caddy 
  • An annual supply of bags to line the caddy

Step 1

Get the right equipment – you will need a kitchen caddy, caddy bags
and a kerbside bin.

Step 2

Line your Kitchen Caddy with the bag







Step 3

Place any food waste into the caddy, taking care to exclude any packaging.


Step 4

When your kitchen caddy is full, empty into your kerbside bin and put out for collection once a
week so it can be recycled.






ID: 386, revised 07/04/2022

Kerbside Glass Collections

What can I put in the box?

Empty glass bottles and jars of all colours, shapes and sizes. There is no need to remove labels, lids, corks or bottle tops.

What can't I put in the box?

Any type of glass that is not a bottle or jar i.e pyrex containers, drinking glasses, spectacles, window glass, glass ornaments, glass chopping boards or light bulbs

Why can't these items be included?

These items melt at a different temperature to glass bottles and jars. If they get mixed up and collected, they will contaminate the load making it useless and unable to be recycled. 

How can I dispose of the items that can't go in my box, without them being sent to landfill?

They can be taken to your closest Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre and disposed of in special containers. Alternatively, most of these items can be donated to your local charity shop providing they are in good condition and spectacles can be taken into most opticians.

Where can I keep my box?

The drain holes in the box are raised to retain liquid and prevent soiling to floors, should you keep your box indoors. However if you keep your box outside the holes will allow the controlled release of rainwater.  

Please only put the items listed in your box for collection. If the wrong items are collected and mixed into the load it will not be able to be recycled. Any items that are not suitable for kerbside collection will be left in the box for you to re-sort and dispose of correctly.

What will happen to the collected glass?

The glass will be delivered to Swansea and go for closed loop recycling.  Closed loop recycling means the glass will be recycled back into glass bottles and jars which is the most sustainable way of recycling.


Top tips for recycling your glass

  • Use your glass recycling box on a weekly basis. Overfilling the box makes it heavier and more difficult to handle.
  • Please empty and rinse the bottles and jars to remove any residue
  • Place the bottles and jars loose inside the box
  • Please do not fill your glass recycling box above the rim. Overfilling the box increases the chances of breakages and injury
  • There is no need to remove labels, lids, corks or bottle tops
  • There is no need to separate your glass according to colour

Fascinating facts and figures

  • On average each family in the UK uses 330 glass bottles and jars a year (British Glass).
  • Glass bottles and jars are 100% recyclable and can be used again and again.
  • Glass that is thrown away and sent to landfill will never decompose.
  • Glass dating over 3,000 years old has been found in the Middle East.
  • Using recycled glass in a furnace uses less energy than making new glass from scratch.
  • Recycling two bottles saves enough energy to boil water for five cups of tea.
  • In Britain we use over six billion glass bottles and jars each year. It would take you over three and a half thousand years to sing "Six Billion Green Bottles"! (Waste Watch).

We are looking into the best way to collect glass from large blocks of flats and properties with no accessible kerbside.

For more information, please call our Contact Centre on 01437 764551 or email wastemanagement@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Nothing should go to waste in Pembrokeshire


ID: 314, revised 07/04/2022