Posted: Fri 21st Oct 2016

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Latest Campaign

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Oct 21st, 2016

If you don’t recycle in Rhondda Cynon Taf, then that’s absolutely FINE! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s latest campaign is making it clear to its residents that it’s their choice whether they decide to recycle or not – ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

BUT like every decision you make, you will have to face the consequences of your actions. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Failing to manage your waste appropriately in line with how the Council requests you to, could lead to additional side waste, which could result in residents receiving a £75 FINE under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The new hard-hitting campaign depicts two small children walking down a street strewn with waste and litter and gives a glimpse in to a world where people “don’t recycle”, showcasing the affects that your actions will have on your neighbours and future generations. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Recycling in Rhondda Cynon Taf couldn’t be easier, with a FREE weekly kerbside collection for general recycling, food waste recycling and nappy recycling – there really is no excuse not to recycle – except that you don’t care enough! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The latest figures released by the Welsh Government Waste Management Data Unit for 2015/16, show that the majority of residents are continuing to make the right decision, as Rhondda Cynon Taf recycles over 60% of its waste, placing the County Borough firmly in the top ten across Wales and on track to meet the 70% target set by the Welsh Government for 2025. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

BUT- we must do more, the Council is asking each and every resident to look at all areas of their household waste and see what else they can recycle – from bleach bottles to toothpaste tubes; do you recycle as much as you can? ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you don’t currently recycle then you need to get on board and help your friends, neighbours, family and children to ensure that we live in a world free from waste and landfill, and avoid large fines from the Welsh Government, which will result in essential frontline services being affected. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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Councillor Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure & Culture, said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Back in 2015 Rhondda Cynon Taf Council was crowned the fastest improving Council in Wales for its recycling efforts by the Welsh Government, when it hit over 60% for recycling targets and secured its place in the top 10 for Wales. I’m delighted to see that we continue to secure our place in the top 10 once again. This is something that all residents can all be proud of – but we can still do more, by recycling just one extra item each, we can hit the 70% target set for 2025. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Over the last few years the Council has made a number of changes to improve the services that are available and the majority of residents are continuing to support the changes and these results are testament to that – Well done RCT! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The latest campaign is aimed at those who “don’t recycle” and is asking them to get on board and to think about the actions they take and the impact this will have on their friends, neighbours and future generation. If they do decide not to recycle then that’s fine but they will need to face the consequences. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are also asking our residents that do recycle, to think about each item they place in their black bag waste to see if it could be recycled – because recycling just one bleach bottle, could create enough energy to power a street light for 6 ½ hours. Proving that every item we recycle really does make a massive difference.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council provides a FREE weekly general, food and nappy recycling collection service to over 100,000 properties – this takes 169 employees and 60 vehicles. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In addition to the Council’s kerbside recycling services the Council also boasts seven dedicated Community Recycling Centres. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Don’t forget to sort out your recycling in to paper, cardboard, glass, metal etc before you visit the centres as they will no longer accept bags of mixed recycling. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

These are based 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
  • Llantrisant 100% Recycling Centre CF72 8YT
  • 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, including Christmas trees. There will also be a reuse store so that anything which is reusable can be and this will dovetail into the Welsh Government Sector Plans for reuse. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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

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

Residents are reminded to please clean all recycling items and remove all bottle tops and lids before placing items in to the clear recycling bags for kerbside collection. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There are over 180 recycling bag collection points across the County Borough, where residents can collect food and clear recycling bags FREE of change- find your nearest ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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