How your family recycles their rubbish is changing in the coming weeks so that more rubbish will be recycling in Carmarthenshire
Earlier this year a consultation exercise was carried out asking for householders’ feedback on the recycling service and how it could be improved so that more recycling would be done.
Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “I would like to thank residents for their feedback and also for all their efforts to recycle.
“It is important we increase our recycling rates and we believe these new changes which come in in October will help us to achieve this.
“We will also be looking at what else we can do to help people recycle even more.”
Householders needing a brown kitchen caddy or green food bin can pick one up from their nearest Hwb or request one online.
Carmarthenshire County Council is currently recycling around 58% of its rubbish but needs to achieve a figure of 64% by the end of the financial year or faces a hefty fine.
Figures show that almost half of all black bag waste put out for collection is recyclable and about a quarter of it is food waste.
That’s why it’s hoped by introducing food bin liners together with the black bag restriction that it could increase the county’s overall recycling rate by 3.3%.
Carmarthenshire Council is not the only council to be making changes to their recycling services as Pembrokeshire County Council is also about to completely update its recycling and waste collections so that residents who want to recycle more and make a big difference to the environment can.