Arfon waste collections

Date: 29/10/2019

The way recycling, food waste and residual waste is to be collected in the Arfon area of Gwynedd is changing to improve services for local people.

Similar changes were introduced in Dwyfor earlier this year where local people have reacted positively. These new arrangements will give the collection teams more time to finish their work, and how many people reporting missed collections or other problems with their bins have fallen distinctly.

These new arrangements involves replacing the shifts with work patterns of collecting waste over five days instead of six days. Under the new-look service, the same workers will be responsible for specific rounds every time, again improving the service for customers.

Introducing these changes has given the Council the opportunity to alter some rounds and move the collections that used to be carried out on a Saturday to another day of the week. Because of this, collection day will change in some areas. The houses and flats affected by the change in day will receive a pack through the post informing residents of the new collection schedules.

Councillor Catrin Wager, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highway and Municipal Services, said: “I’m pleased that these changes are to be introduced in Arfon next. I confident that we’ll see similar success to that experienced in Dwyfor in this area too.

“I would urge local people to keep an eye out for the letters and make sure that they understand the changes ready for when the new system is introduced on 4 November. These changes in collection day will not apply to all homes in Arfon, so not everyone will receive information through the post.”


As part of the change, the Council has organised an extra waste collection for those homes who would otherwise not get their green wheelie bins / black sacks collected for more than three weeks.


Similar changes will be rolled out in the Meirionnydd area early in 2020.