The Yellow weather warning for Rain has been updated for across the South Wales area, including Cardiff. The weather warning has been brought forward to 15.00hrs from 18.00hrs on Wednesday 19Th February and is now in force until 14.00hrs on Thursday 20th February. Please bear in mind the forecasted conditions as you plan for today. Regular updates to forecasts and warnings are available on the Met Office Website here: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/or via the Met Office Mobile App.

Please see the latest information in red below from the Met Office Adviser for Wales.  A Yellow weather warning for Rain has been issued across the South Wales area, including Cardiff for between 18.00hrs on Wednesday 19Th February until 15.00hrs on Thursday 20th February.  After Storm Dennis on the weekend, please see the information from the Met Office Adviser for his comment on the weather warning.   Please also  bear in mind the forecasted conditions as you plan ahead for the week.  Regular updates to forecasts and warnings are available on the Met Office Website here:  https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/or via the Met Office Mobile App.

I’m sure you’re all aware there’s more rain in the forecast for parts of Wales this week and over the weekend so here are the latest thoughts.

Forecasts indicate further rain across many parts of Wales at times from later tomorrow morning until Thursday afternoon. However, it’s not going to rain all the time and forecasts for many areas suggest notably less rain than was experienced at the weekend. Similar amounts of rain may however affect parts of Northwest Wales. The Yellow rain warning for parts of South and North Wales will be updated today to show a low likelihood of Medium impacts. This is to reflect the fact that catchments are very wet and debris in river channels could well exacerbate the flood risk. Conditions on the roads are also likely to be difficult once again with water running off saturated fields etc.

There’s also more rain in the forecast during the weekend, particularly over the hills. Again , I’m not expecting a repeat of the rain that was experienced last weekend but with the current saturated conditions warnings regarding this period will be reviewed tomorrow.

Visit: www.metoffice.gov.uk/premium/hazardmanager 

Met Office Weather Ready

The Met Office have launched the Weather Ready service, please follow the link below for further information.


Winter Resilience Committee - please click here for information.


Garden waste is collected four weekly during the winter!

During the winter months we move to a four weekly rather than fortnightly service.

Every year we move to a monthly garden waste collection to reflect the changing seasons and the fact that less gardening waste is produced during the winter months. Check the Garden Waste Winter Collections calendar here.

Please remember, if it didn’t grow, it’s not coming in! 

Yes please

No thanks


Old garden items (wellies, ornaments etc)

Woodchip / bark

Shredded paper


Soil or rubble

Small branches and twigs

Wood / decking



Grass cuttings

Flower pots


Green recycling bags

If you need a reminder of your waste and recycling collection dates download the Cardiff Gov App and never miss a date again! Find out more here. 

Skip to it! Staff offer – discount skip hire

If you’re having a clear out before winter sets in, our colleagues in the Commercial Waste Team are offering a special staff discount on skip hire throughout November and December.

Skip prices start from £160 + VAT. You can find out more about the skips we offer here.

The team is waiting to hear from you at c.services@cardiff.gov.uk or (029) 2071 75 01. 

Can residents purchase additional green wheeled bins?

If a resident has extra garden waste throughout the winter, they can use it a resource in their own homes through home composting. Compost bins are available to purchase at Lamby for £7, reducing the need for household collections and giving householders the benefit of the compost product. Additional green wheeled bins will not be provided to compensate for the monthly collections. Additional green wheeled bin requests will not be processed during the winter months and will only be subject to an assessment in line with the Additional Bin Requests Policy. Alternatively green waste can be taken to the household waste recycling centres free of charge.

What if a resident has extra garden waste to put out?

Extra garden waste that will not fit in the green wheeled bin should be kept for the next collection, home composted or taken to one of the Household Recycling Centres. Residents with re-useable garden waste sacks can place out up to 5 bags per collection.

Should extra green garden waste be put in the black bin/red striped bags?

No, green garden waste should not be put in the black wheeled bin or in red striped waste bags. Garden waste should be held until the next collection, home composted or taken to the Household Recycling Centres.

If you have any queries regarding these changes, please call C2C on 02920 872087

 Cardiff Council weekly recycling and food waste collection service across the city.

Cardiff Council 'Green Bag' Recycling

What can go in my Green bag

■  Drink cans
■  Aerosols
■  Plastic bottles
■  Yoghurt pots
■  Margarine tubs
■  Plastic punnets or ready meal trays
■  Glass bottles and jars
■  Newspapers      
■  Phone directories
■  Magazines
■  Envelopes (with or without windows)
■  Junk mail or flyers (remove plastic wraps)
■  Office paper
■  Catalogues
■  All card  
Please ensure all food and drink containers are rinsed clean – No food waste!

What can’t go in my Green bag?

■  Plastic bags
■  Shredded paper - use green bin or white bio bag
■  Wallpaper
■  Paint tins
■  Clothes or shoes
■  Broken glass
■  Plastic toys
■  Kitchen foil     
■  'Fake foil' (e.g. crisp packets or cat food pouches)
■  Polystyrene packing or takeaway trays
■  Coat hangers
■  Kitchenware
■  Electrical items
■  Video cassettes
■  CDs or DVDs   

Make sure you place your green bags on the kerbside before 6.00am on the day of collection, but no earlier than 4.30pm the day before.

Cardiff Council Food Waste Collections

Caddy Man
You can recycle most of your food waste using your kitchen caddy provided to you by
Cardiff Council.
Food waste is collected every week by Cardiff Council.
How to use your caddy
■  Line your caddy with the biodegradable liners provided and fill it with food waste.
■  When the bag starts to get full, tie it and put it in your food caddy.
What can go in your caddy?
All raw and cooked food waste can go in your caddy for composting.

■  Fruit and vegetable peelings
■  Egg shells
■  Tea bags, coffee grounds
■  Left over cooked food (e.g. rice and pasta, vegetables)
■  Stale bread
■  Cereals
■  Dairy products
■  Meat, fish and bones
■  Food past its sell by date
Please remove all packaging and wrappings.
Only use the liners provided.
Make sure you place your bins/bags on the kerbside before 6.00am on the day of collection, but no earlier than 4.30pm the day before.
Your waste will be collected on the same day each week by Cardiff Council but times may vary.


Biodiversity poster

Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales is changing the number that people call to report environmental incidents. It is now 03000 65 3000.

Attached are posters listing what we do and don’t deal with, and a website address for more information.

What we do

What we don't


For more details please go to:

Please also find below a link to the Met Office ‘Get Ready for Winter’ webpages which, as always, has a plethora of information on preparing for winter which I hope you will find useful.


Please see below the link to the Cardiff Council Winter Maintenance internet pages, there you will find information on the gritting routes for both roads and footways and also the locations of salt bins.


Also, for those of you with a smart phone, can I draw your attention to the British Red Cross Emergency Response App, it can be downloaded from the regular app stores for free on both apple and android platforms. Further information can also be found via the link below.




The Met Office have recently issued information on their website aimed at communities, the link below will take you to that information.

It covers all severe weather topics providing links to leaflets and explaining how to get more information on warnings, high tides and pretty much any other topic you care to mention.




Ready for Winter?

Please enter this link in your browser for useful information.




A guide issued by Cardiff Council

Please find attached the Preparing for Emergencies document in English and Welsh.

It is designed as an easy to understand generic guide to households and communities on what to do prior to, during and after an emergency without being incident specific. Input has been received from a multi-agency group including the blue light services, local authority, Natural Resources Wales, voluntary agencies, utility companies and health.