Posted: Wed 24th Feb 2016

Additional refuse will not be collected /
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 24th, 2016

Powys households are being reminded that refuse that is not contained within the wheeled bin will not be collected. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Wheeled bin lids must be fully closed and any additional waste that is not placed out for collection in Powys purple refuse sacks will be left with a red sticker. Householders will be written to informing them of the reason for this being left and that repeat incidents could lead to a fixed penalty notice. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor John Powell, said: “The council faces strict statutory recycling targets set by Welsh Government which will result in heavy fines if not met. There is still too much refuse being sent to landfill and we urge residents to ensure that they recycle as much of their waste as possible. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The council provides a weekly kerbside recycling collection for plastic and cans, paper and card, glass and food waste. Residents are able to request additional recycling boxes online at or by contacting the council. We also have a team of Waste Awareness and Enforcement Advisers who can visit households to provide advice and assistance to help residents minimise the amount of refuse they produce and recycle as much as possible. This can be requested by contacting the council on the details below.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

We would also like to remind residents that the council is no longer able to collect plastic bags and plastic film (stretchy plastic items such as carrier bags, magazine wrappers, food bags and bubble wrap) for recycling at the kerbside, at the community recycling sites or household waste recycling centres as this is very difficult and costly to recycle. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All such materials should be placed in with your refuse, if placed with your recycling they will be left at the kerbside. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

However, clean plastic bottles and tops, pots, tubs and food trays, food and drink cans, aluminium foil, metal bottle tops, jar lids and aerosol cans can still be recycled in your red plastic and cans box. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“If you need any help and advice with reducing your refuse and increasing your recycling, please contact the council on 0845 602 7035 or email”, he added. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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