Res­i­dents beat re­cy­cling tar­get

Glamorgan Gazette - - Front Page -

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 re­cy­clin­gand­waste@brid­gend.gov.uk.

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

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