Posted: Mon 24th Oct 2016

Minor Garden Waste Collection Changes

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Monday, Oct 24th, 2016

From next Monday (31st October), Caerphilly County Borough Council will introduce slight changes to garden waste collections over the winter period. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As part of the council’s ongoing drive to further boost recycling rates for food and garden waste, the council is investing in a fleet of specialist vehicles that will allow the separation of materials during the weekly collection rounds. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

While these new vehicles are on order, the council needs to make a slight change to garden waste collections over the coming winter period. Garden waste collections will operate as a ‘request only’ service for materials such as grass cuttings, hedge trimmings and weeds etc. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It is not anticipated these changes will cause disruption to residents, as the council’s collection data shows that only very small amounts of garden waste tend to be generated over the winter months. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Weekly food waste collections will remain unaffected by these changes and will be collected as normal. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Once the new fleet of vehicles are in place in the spring, they will allow the council to achieve separation of food waste and garden waste in the same vehicle. The separated food waste can then be treated using Welsh Government’s preferred method ‘Anaerobic Digestion’, which is a much cleaner method that results in the generation of electricity. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Between Monday 31st October 2016 and Friday 24th February 2017 residents can make a request for a garden waste collection online or by calling 01443 866533. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Residents will then be advised of the day to put their garden waste out for collection. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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