AREAS of the Gwendraeth valley are to be affected by changes in bin collection days.

The change will involve a small number of residents living in parts of Cross Hands, Tumble and Pontyberem.

Not all households in these areas will change; those that are affected will have received a letter from the council with details of their new collection day that came into force today (Monday, February 3).

There are also some residents who will not experience a change of collection day, but may find their rubbish is collected at an earlier or later time.

Carmarthenshire county council are reminding residents to place their blue/black bags and food bin out for collection before 6am.

The changes are due to a review of refuse/recycling rounds being carried out across the county to make the service more efficient.

Executive Board Member for Technical Services Cllr Colin Evans said: “The change in collection days for some residents is unavoidable and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Letters are being sent out to those residents affected so I would urge them to please take notice.”

The changes will not affect whether it is a blue or black bag week.

For further information on the recycling scheme please visit or call Carmarthenshire Direct on 01267 234567.

Other areas affected include Tyisha, Lliedi, Hengoed, Glanymor and Bigyn wards of Llanelli as well as the Llangennech, Bryn, Llwynhendy, Bynea, Pwll, Burry Port.