Posted: Thu 24th Mar 2016

Rhondda Recycling Centre A Huge Success

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

Rhondda residents are reaping the benefits of the newly opened Community Recycling Centre (CRC) in Treherbert. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The CRC opened its doors in February and was funded as part of the Council’s ongoing £23m investment in priority areas such as leisure, play areas and highways. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The new recycling facility was unveiled just four months after Llantrisant CRC was opened – and both centres have been delivered as part of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s ongoing commitment to continue to increase recycling rates across the County Borough. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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

Residents right across Rhondda Cynon Taf are now able to access a Community Recycling Centre within just a few miles of their homes – reaping the benefit from modern, easy-to-access facilities that cater for all their recycling needs! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Most centres will accept a variety of materials including white goods, cardboard, clothing, plastics, light fittings, wood, glass, metal, engine oil, fluorescent tubes, plasterboards, old toys, paint, old tv’s and lots more. The on-site attendants will also be checking all items received and ensuring that they are reused where possible. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Following a recent visit to the new site with Leighton Andrews, Minister for Public Services and Assembly Member for Rhondda, Councillor Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Culture said: “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. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are delighted to announce that yet another new Community Recycling Centre has opened its doors, which 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 continue to reach the targets set for us. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are hoping the introduction of this new facility in Rhondda will support our residents in recycling and further demonstrates our on-going commitment to maintaining a cleaner, greener RCT.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Leighton Andrews added: “This new facility is another welcome investment by the Council in the Rhondda which will undoubtedly benefit local residents and assist the Council in reaching recycling targets. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Council’s planned investment in other important areas in Rhondda is also set to improve Highways, Dinas Community Recycling Centre, Rhondda Sports Centre and outdoor leisure facilities ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Council’s seven CRCs 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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