Posted: Tue 8th Mar 2016

Llantrisant CRC Outstanding Success!

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 8th, 2016

Outstanding achievement as figures show Llantrisant Community Recycling Centre (CRC) has a 95% recycling success rate, just a few months after it opened its doors! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A massive 95% of the materials that have been received at the centre have been recycled. Out of the items that couldn’t be recycled, almost 99% were diverted from landfill – showing a fantastic result in just the first 3 months of opening! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The new CRC, based at Pant-Y-Brad Road off Heol-Y-Sarn, Llantrisant Industrial Estate, CF72 8YT, Llantrisant, was the first of it kind centre to be built in the UK and was based on designs by a specialist firm which has delivered similar facilities across Europe. The bespoke recycling centre allows visitors to drive “over” the containers in their vehicles and drop recyclable material into the relevant area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The centre is a modern, easy-to-access facility which, unlike other Community Recycling Centres in the County Borough, will only accept material that can be recycled – this is proving a huge hit for recyclers in the area as these figures show! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In the next few months the centre will look to open a new re-use store, which will be open to residents and give them the opportunity to purchase some of the items received across all CRC’s – so that they can be given a new home. All proceeds received will be donated to charity. Watch this space for updates! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In addition to the new centre in Llantrisant, the Council also boasts six other CRC’s in the following locations across the County Borough: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Ty Amgen, Llwydcoed CF44 0BX
  • Cymmer Road, Dinas CF39 9BL
  • Nantygwyddon Road, Gelli CF41 7TL
  • North Road, Ferndale CF43 4RS
  • Treforest Industrial Estate CF37 5TT
  • Treherbert Industrial Estate, Treherbert, CF42 5HZ.

All of these facilities will cater for all recycling needs, including white goods, cardboard, clothing, plastics, light fittings, wood, glass, metal, engine oil, fluorescent tubes, plasterboards, old toys, paint, tyres, old tv’s and lots more. There is also a reuse store so that anything which is reusable can be and this dovetails with the Welsh Government Sector Plans for reuse. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All these centres combined, recycle just over 83% of the items received and divert 84% of the remaining items from landfill – compared to these figures it’s easy to see, just how successful the new Llantrisant CRC has been, with a 10% increase in figures in just 3 months! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All of the centres are manned and the attendants are happy to advise residents on recycling and assist or signpost them in disposing of their household material. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All centres are open Monday – Sunday 8:00 to 19:30 from April – October and Monday – Sunday 8:00 to 17:30 from November – March. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Culture, Cllr Ann Crimmings, who recently visited Llantrisant CRC with Assembly Member for Pontypridd, Mick Antoniw, said: “The figures released, showcase yet another successful way in which we have managed to increase our recycling rates – we are committed to increasing recycling rates in RCT and continue to support and introduce measures that ensure we, with the support and co-operation of our residents, reach and exceed the recycling targets set for us. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The new recycling centre in Llantrisant, is the first of its kind in RCT and these figures have once again proved what can be achieved when we work together to recycle as much as we can, from household waste at the kerbside to what we take to the “tip” after a clear out! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are also delighted to be able to deliver yet another new Community Recycling Centre, in Treherbert that adds to the range of measures we as a Council have already introduced to support and encourage our residents to recycle as much as possible. These measures also include free weekly dry and food waste recycling collections and nappy recycling. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We must continue to make recycling as easy and convenient as possible for residents so they can continue to recycle as much as they can, helping us to protect the environment, reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and avoid the large fines that will be imposed on us if we don’t reach the targets set for us. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are hoping the introduction of these facilities will support our residents in recycling as much as we possibly can and further demonstrate our commitment, as a Council to maintaining a cleaner, greener RCT.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mick Antoniw AM for Pontypridd added: “It was great for me to visit the new Community Recycling Centre in Llantrisant, which was recently opened by the Council, to see first-hand the positive impact it is having. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The facility demonstrates that Rhondda Cynon Taf Council share Welsh Government’s commitment to recycling and reducing waste. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I welcome the fact that the Council, with the support of Welsh Government, continues to invest in facilities such as this, as well as investing in improvements to transport infrastructure around Upper Boat and Pontypridd and plans for the Taff Vale precinct which are priorities for people living in Taff Ely.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Last year Wales reached its statutory target of recycling 52% of waste collected and the next recycling target is 58% of waste collected by local authorities in 2015/16. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Recent provisional recycling figures show residents are continuing to support the Council’s recycling drive by recycling over sixty percent of its waste – placing Rhondda Cynon Taf in the top quartile for recycling. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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