Residents beat recycling target
THANKS to residents embracing new recycling and waste arrangements introduced last summer, the county borough’s annual recycling rate has soared from 58% in 2016-17 up to 68.5% for 2017-18.
NEW recycling calendars will be delivered to every home in Bridgend County Borough later this month, and thousands of households that are currently registered for the Absorbent Hygiene Products collections (purple bags) will be invited to re-register for the coming year.
Councillor Hywel Williams, the council’s deputy leader, said: “When the new 2018-19 recycling calendars land through letterboxes in the next few weeks, everyone who signed up for the purple bag collections between April and September 2017 will also receive a letter telling them how they should go about re-registering if they still need the fortnightly service.
“Then, in the autumn, we’ll be writing to all of the homes who registered for the service between October and December last year to invite them to re-register too.
“We’ll be asking people whether they would like to re-register for the service every year as circumstances may have changed so there will already be some households that no longer need the collections.”
Any residents who haven’t previously registered for the service can sign up at https:// bridgend.kier.co.uk and then choosing the option to register. Alternatively, requests to register can be made by calling 01656 643643 (+ option 2) or emailing email@example.com.
The collections cater for nappies, wipes, paper tissues, colostomy bags, adult incontinence pads, plastic bed sheets, plastic gloves and aprons.
Bridgend is ahead of target with its recycling rates thanks to residents