Refuse Collection & Recycling

Recycling & Waste Collection Days

Magor and Undy have moved to a fortnightly (Collection date calendar 2018) refuse collection service for general waste, with red, purple, green food waste and garden waste being collected weekly. If you are unsure which day your waste is collected you can use the lookup function on Monmouthshire County Council's website.

This change was an initiative aiming to encourage you to recycle more of the waste produced from your household, and the project has been very successful.

Red, Purple and small green food waste bags are available from the Community Council Office at Magor Police Station, Caldicot One Stop Shop, Farthings Estate Agents Magor Square, and also at the Undy Farmers Market (4th Saturday monthly) at Undy Church & Community Hall.


Energy Saving Lightbulbs
These contain small amounts of mercury and are, in effect, a compact fluorescent lamp. They can readily be recycled at the Five Lanes Household Waste Recycling Centre together with the larger fluorescent lamps. Due to their nature they cannot be recycled as part of the kerbside collection scheme.

Aerosol Cans
These are suitable to be put within the purple recycling bags and placed our for collection on your recycling collection day.


All card and cardboard will now be collected with your red and purple bags and recycled back into new cardboard products. Place you large cardboard boxes alongside your recycling bags. Cardboard will no longer be collected with garden waste.
From December 2012 not only will you be able to collect a supply of Red, Purple and Green waste recycling bags when you visit the Undy Farmers Market, you will now be able to recycle your old household batteries.

Household batteries can also be recycled at the Community Council Office at Magor Police Station during office hours.

Did you know that around 1 billion household batteries are used in the UK every year? And in 2009 only about 3% of those were recycled.

Recycle your household batteries: laptop battery, mobile phone battery, 6V, D, C, AA, AAA, 9V, and button batteries (please tape up button cell batteries before placing in the recycling box).

Recycling Banks - Withy Close Car Park
Some time during January or February 2012 the recycling Bank for Tetra Pacs will be removed from the Withy Close Car Park. Residents have been able to recycle Tetra Paks and Juice Cartons in their Red Bag since last January 2011. This has been so successful, that the County Council are now able to save money by removing the recycle bank facilitiy for tetra Paks. Just a reminder too, that shredded paper can also be included in your red recycling bag.

Click here for Fortnightly Collection Dates for 2015

Food Caddies & Blue Boxes
Replacement food boxes can be ordered from the one stop shop (Woodstock Way, Caldicot. Adjacent to Caldicot Library), and are occasionally available from the Undy Farmers Market.