Posted: Wed 18th Jan 2017

Caerphilly Residents Make Tonnes Of Difference To Recycling Rates

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017

During Christmas week, more than 140 tonnes of recycling was collected throughout the Caerphilly County Borough. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The refuse and recycling collections operated as normal over the Christmas holidays as not to cause any disruption for residents. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Great efforts have been made by the authority to encourage recycling efforts in recent years and reminding residents of the importance of recycling paid off this festive season as Christmas week the teams reported a 10% increase in food waste recycling and an impressive 40% for brown bin recycling materials. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services, Cllr. Nigel George said, “It is a key priority for us to increase the rates of recycling within the county. Food caddies are available to all residents free of charge in an effort to encourage food waste recycling, which is collected on a weekly basis. We aim to make recycling as easy as possible for residents and provide a wealth of information and advice our website in addition to doorstep campaigns, leaflet drops and videos.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He continued, “We had a fantastic response from residents over the Christmas period and long may that continue during 2017.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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