Changes to Recycling and Waste Services

The Council needs to capture the views of local residents to inform the design and delivery of a new waste and recycling collection service.

From September 2018 the Council is proposing to limit the number of black bags that it will collect to two per household per fortnight, with some exceptions. This will help us reach Welsh Government's next statutory recycling target of 64% in 2019/20. Failure to do so may result in fines imposed against the Council.

From April 2019 the Council is proposing to introduce a source separated recycling system. This means that we will be collecting paper, cardboard, plastic and metal, and glass in separate containers.

It is anticipated that the changes to this service will take up to two years to implement in full.

We know that protecting our environment is as important to you as it is to us. We would like to hear from you in order to make this change as straightforward as possible for residents. 


This is just a short note to all dog owners in the village of Colwinston. The countryside surrounding Colwinston is there for everybody to enjoy responsibly, however it looks as it does because people have farmed it for generations.

We farm at Pwllywrach Farm and our land joins the village to the south and east of the village, we farm beef and sheep. Currently we have 1800 breeding ewes on the farm which are now in lamb ready for the spring. Please be aware that your dogs will scare the sheep if allowed to. This can be extremely stressful to them at any time of year especially from now until lambing time in April.

If you are walking on the footpaths and country lanes surrounding Colwinston please keep control of your dogs and always keep them on their leads in the fields.

Any dog found off the lead, unattended or seen to be chasing or scaring our sheep will be dealt with.



Come on a Monday evening and/or Wednesday morning for Knit and Natter and help make some poppy chains. We are doing these poppies for the display at Wonderwool Wales next April, (see their website curtain of poppies Meet in the Sycamore on a Monday evening 7pm and/or Charlie's coffee shop on a Wednesday morning, 10am to 12 noon. We want more help, anyone who can knit, crochet, sew or even thread needles and help. To date we have already managed over 200. It is very relaxed, lots of chatter, laughter and coffee drinking.


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