Posted: Thu 24th Mar 2016

Nappy Recycling Collections Over The Easter Weekend

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016

When it comes to recycling our residents are pulling out all the stops – and with Easter almost upon us, what a ‘cracking’ time for an ‘eggs-cellent’ recycling result! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

With NO CHANGES to refuse, recycling, nappy recycling collections over the Easter Weekend (leave out for collection as usual everyone) recycling this Bank Holiday is just as easy as ever. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Once you have devoured all of your chocolate Easter Eggs, think before you discard the plastic and cardboard wrappings. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council provides an easy to use recycling scheme, with weekly kerbside collections, along with weekly food waste and nappy collections. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Culture said: “Our latest positive recycling figures are down to the commitment residents are showing to this important issue and I would like to thank each and every resident of our County Borough for doing their bit. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are committed to doing all we can to continually improve our recycling rates and will continue to invest for the future to ensure we have the schemes, high-quality vehicles and easy-to-use facilities that people rely upon to recycle. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

”Every day our dedicated Streetcare teams are out and about across the County Borough ensuring that it is a clean, green and safe place to live, work and visit – so recycle your Easter Eggs packaging appropriately as we continue in our fight to keeping Rhondda Cynon Taf a cleaner and greener place in which to live and work. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Council is committed to making our County Borough a pioneer in recycling and waste management and we will continue to do all that we can in order to achieve this.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

So this Easter, relish and recycle – relish and enjoy your chocolate treats and recycle all of the packaging! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In 2015/16 the Council, together with its residents, exceeded Welsh Government recycling targets, with provisional data showing over sixty percent of its waste has either been recycled or diverted from landfill. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All this is supported by the announcement that from 1st April 2016 Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will no longer send any of its waste to landfill – further strengthening its commitment to being a “green” authority and driving up recycling figures even further. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This shows that Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is leading the way in Wales and the UK towards its goal of a zero waste future. Each and every one of us can help achieve this by working together to make the County Borough a cleaner and greener place to live, work and relax. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will be no change to kerbside recycling and waste collections during the Easter holidays – please place at your normal collection point on your normal day. Please remember to park sensibly so that the vehicles are able to access your street during this busy time. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Don’t forget that the Council’s seven CRC’s are open all over bank holiday and are based in the following locations across the County Borough: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Treherbert Industrial Estate, Treherbert, CF42 5HZ
  • Cymmer Road, Dinas CF39 9BL
  • Ty Amgen, Llwydcoed CF44 0BX
  • Nantygwyddon Road, Gelli CF41 7TL
  • North Road, Ferndale CF43 4RS
  • Treforest Industrial Estate CF37 5TT
  • Llantrisant 100% Recycling Centre, Pant-Y-Brad Road off Heol-Y-Sarn, Llantrisant Industrial Estate, CF72 8YT

All of these facilities will cater for all recycling needs – a full list of the items accepted can be found at www.rctcbc.gov.uk/communityrecyclingcentres ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All centres are manned and 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. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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