December News

December News

December News

  • Town Council Mayor
  • 12/6/2017 12:30:29 PM

Refuse & recycling disruption

Please see below arrangements from BGCBC for Recycling and Refuse Collections following the disruption caused by recent severe weather.


There will be no recycling collections this week. Recycling services will return to normal from Monday 18th December.


Refuse collections will be two days late this week and the details follow:

• Refuse not collected on Monday 11 December 2017 will be collected on Wednesday 13 December 2017

• Refuse not collected on Tuesday 12 December 2017 will be collected on Thursday 13 December 2017

• Refuse due for collection on Wednesday 13 December 2017 will be collected on Friday 15 December 2017

• Refuse due for collection on Thursday 14 December 2017 will be collected on Saturday 16 December 2017

Nappy and Hygiene Collection Service

Nappy and Hygiene sacks will be collected from the front of your property on:- Sunday 17 December 2017

Trade Waste

Trade Refuse is usually completed on a Friday and will be completed on Sunday 17th December.



Pest Control

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council provides a domestic pest control service in partnership with Mitie Pest Control. The service offers free treatments for rat infestations at domestic properties within Blaenau Gwent.

Mitie Pest Control also offer other pest control treatments at domestic properties, for which there is a charge (payment is by credit or debit card over the phone directly to Mitie Pest Control).

To arrange for a pest control visit from Mitie please contact them directly on-

Telephone- 0344 335 0330


For information about pests visit the British Pest Control Association website


New ‘Natural Resources Wales’ Funding and Support – 2017/18

Natural Resources Wales is making £3million available to projects to improve the environment across Wales. Having identified key challenges that face the Welsh environment, NRW will be offering money and other support to organisations that can offer projects to meet these challenges.

For full details visit the NRW website.

The ‘Top Level Challenges’ receiving support include; Ensuring land and water is managed sustainably in an integrated way and reduce the risk from environmental hazards such as flooding and pollution. Improving the resilience and quality of our ecosystems through improved habitat management, biodiversity and connectivity. Helping people to live healthier and more fulfilled lives through improved access to the outdoors for health and wellbeing. Promoting the sustainable use of natural resources to support the economy and develop skills and learning

A streamlined funding application process has also been launched. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is 14th January 2018.