New Recycling Plans Clarified

New Recycling Plans Clarified

Sunday 17th Feb 2019

Pembrokeshire County Council would like to clarify some inaccuracies being circulated on social media about the Authority’s plans to overhaul its recycling services.

On March 19th this year, the Cabinet agreed, in a public meeting which was also webcast on the Council’s website, that the Authority would move to a much improved recycling service.

The changes are expected to come into effect in Autumn next year.

Householders will be able to recycle a greater range of plastic as well as paper, cardboard, glass, cans, and food.

Recycling collections will take place every week and households will be provided with free boxes and bags to collect the items.

Cabinet also approved a move to three-weekly bin bags collections, on the basis that householders will need to place fewer items in black bags thanks to the increased recycling opportunities.

A maximum of three black bags will be collected per household every three weeks.

Any additional bags taken to the local civic amenity sites will not be charged for.

Additional containment will be provided for householders if required, upon request, for example for larger families.

Cabinet also approved a fortnightly collection service for bulky absorbent hygiene products, including discreet collections where requested.

A feasibility study is currently being carried out to locate a central Bulking Transfer Facility in Pembrokeshire, which is where the lorries will unload the recycled items before they are despatched for recycling.

Cllr Cris Tomos, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and the Welsh Language, said: “The most likely timescale to introduce the new recycling services will be Autumn 2019, but we will keep residents updated on progress as we go along.

“Before the changes come into effect, there will also be plenty of communication from the Council about the new methods of recycling, so everyone will know exactly how the arrangements will affect them.”

To read the Cabinet report (agenda item 10, Waste Service Review) and minutes, and view the webcast, please click on: