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Recycling Contamination

Although we have previously taken plastic bags, film and wrappers in the recycling boxes these have always been classed as contamination and when sent onto our re-processors has been taken out of the recycling, at a cost to the authority.  With the changes to the services that commence in June, all materials will be collected separately and sent on to separate re-processors for recycling.  They will be put on to the new recycling vehicles in separate compartments and for this reason we are unable to collect these materials as part of the recycling collections.

Please note that we will be unable to continue to collect your recycling mixed in plastic bags from June 2015.  However, the reusable sack should be sufficient to store plastic bottles/containers and cans and there should be no need to use your plastic bags.  Householders who require additional containers for recycling can request them via the methods below.

The change of recycling collections to kerbside sort or ‘multi-stream’ approach ensures high quality separation of materials as well as the opportunity to feedback to residents on any contaminated materials that have been presented for recycling.  Evidence gathered by the Welsh Government demonstrates that kerbside sort is the most cost effective method of collecting recyclate and also has the best sustainable development outcomes.

Waste and Recycling Wardens are on hand to help.  If you would like us to visit you to look at how you can recycle more of your waste or you need advice on how to use the service please contact us and we will arrange to visit.

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