Christmas collections in Cardiff

A roundup of Recycling Services, Trees & Tips – Christmas Arrangements 2021

There will be no changes to recycling and waste collection dates over the Christmas period. Collections will take place on the normal days in your local area.

Recycling and waste should be placed out by 6am on collection day, and no earlier than 4.30pm the day before.

Christmas trees – household collections

Cardiff Council will be running household collections of Christmas trees in Butetown, Adamsdown, Splott & Tremorfa, Plasnewydd & Roath on the 6th of January 2022.

Trees must be put on the kerbside loose. Please take care to remove all Christmas decorations.

They must not be cut up and placed into green bins/white re-useable sacks. No other garden waste will be collected.

Christmas trees- other recycling options

Christmas trees can be brought to a Household Recycling Centre, and placed into the garden waste skip. Please remember to book an appointment.

The council will also be running a Christmas tree drop off zone in Heath Park Community Centre (Heath Park), off King George V Drive on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th January, 10am-4pm.

Your tree will need to be brought loose- the council will be unable to accept any netting, sacks or bags.

Getting hold of recycling equipment

Demand for household deliveries of green recycling bags and food waste liners remains high. Please only order using this system, if you are unable to access a local stockist.

Your nearest local stockist can be found by typing in your house number/postcode at Get more bags and caddies (cardiff.gov.uk)

If you are unable to visit a local stockist, order your recycling bags in plenty of time. The standard delivery timescale is 15 working days, but this does increase in times of high demand.

The recycling team will also be holding outreach sessions in the below locations. Pop along to visit them, pick up the recycling items you need and ask them those common Christmas recycling questions you may have. All sessions will be 10am-3pm

Monday 13th December – Nisa, Wilson Road, Ely

Tuesday 14th December – Tesco, Corporation Road, Grangetown

Wednesday 15th December – Sainsburys, Woodville Road, Cathays

Thursday 16th December- Morrisons, Ty Glas Avenue, Llanishen

Friday 17th December – Tesco, Rover Way, Rumney

Community drop off zones for small electrical items/batteries – WEEE wish you a Merry Christmas

Make way for those new Christmas gadgets you will receive, and visit one of our WEEE wish you a Merry Christmas events.

Bring along any old, broken small electrical items e.g. hairdryers, straighteners, kettles, mobile phones and we will recycle them for you. Please remove any batteries.

They are also able to accept household batteries. If you bring an item to recycle, you will be entered into a prize raffle draw to win a 32GB Amazon Fire HD. The prize for the winner will be delivered before Christmas Day.

The events will be held in the below locations. No need to drive to recycle these items- you can walk, recycle or hop on public transport.

Sunday 12th December 11am-3pm – Cathays Community Centre

Sunday 12th December 4pm-7pm – Butetown Community Centre

Sunday 19th December 11am-3pm – Grangetown Pavilion

Sunday 19th December 11am-3pm – Oasis Centre, Splott

General Christmas Waste Tips – where to put the trash

✅ Turkey bones – Food waste

✅ Foil mince pie trays – Recycling green bags

✅ Plastic/Tin sweet containers – Recycling green bags

✅ Selection boxes (both plastic inner and cardboard outer) – Green bags

✅ Satsuma peels – Food waste

✅ Wrapping paper – Black bin/red striped bags

✅ Sprouts – Food waste

✅ Christmas cards – Green bag

✅ Cardboard boxes – Green bag

✅ Mixture of items- wine/beer glass bottles, cans

✅ Radio Times magazine – Green bag

✅ Foil (used for cooking) – Black bin/red striped bags

✅ Christmas crackers – Black bin/red striped bags

✅ Polystyrene – Black bin/red striped bags;