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Sunday, January 7, 2024

Countywide roll-out of hygiene products collections

Denbighshire County Council’s Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP) collections will be rolled out throughout the county from June 2024.

This follows a successful pilot scheme for residents in the LL16 and LL17 postcode areas last year.

Residents must register for this free weekly service which has been launched to reduce the amount of waste in non-recyclable bins, as currently, 20% of this is AHP waste. It is part of wider work the council is undertaking to improve recycling rates in the county.

Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We’re starting by collecting this waste separately now so that when a contract is in place with a recycling facility, we’ll be ready to recycle it straight away. In future, this waste could be used to produce a variety of new products, which might include fibreboards and acoustic panels for floors and walls, and as an engineering material used in road surfaces.

“While it’s great that we’re looking at even more things we can recycle, we also encourage residents to consider other ways of reducing their waste. One way of doing this is using reusable nappies which is a cheaper alternative to disposable nappies. The council offers a reusable nappy voucher scheme to help residents by providing £25 worth of vouchers to buy reusable nappies.”

The new AHP collection service will be available to households with babies or children in nappies, and individuals who use incontinence products. Registration for the service will open on Monday, January 8 and close on Friday, March 1 with collections starting from June 2024. Another registration window will open later in the year.

* Further information about the new service, including how to register, will be available from Monday, January 8 on the council’s website on

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