Saturday, February 24, 2018

Two extra bags part of changes to Christmas collections

This year the council is unable to recycle wrapping paper as it is not currently being accepted by recycling companies due to its low quality. This should instead be disposed of in the purple-lidded wheelie bin.

To help manage the extra waste the council will collect up to two extra black bags of rubbish per household. The bags should be placed next to the purple lidded wheelie bin on the first general waste collection after Christmas.

Cllr Fiona Cross, executive member for the environment, said: “As a resident I know we all tend to buy more and generate extra waste over the Christmas period. This year we have an added issue as UK paper re-processors have told local authorities that they will no longer accept wrapping paper for recycling as the quality of the paper is too poor.

“To free up space in the purple-lidded bin we are asking residents to make full use of the kerbside recycling service as most of the waste produced by the average household over Christmas can be recycled. This will free up space in your wheelie bin and reduce the amount of waste we have to send for processing.&;

Envelopes, plastic packaging such as selection box trays, plastic bottles, tubs and trays, glass bottles and jars, and drinks cans and tins can be recycled in the black recycling box.

Greetings cards and any cardboard packaging can be recycled in the blue recycling sack.

Any leftover food such as vegetable peelings, turkey bones, or tea bags, can be disposed of in the brown kerbside caddy.

Between Christmas Day and the New Year’s Eve, refuse and recycling collections will take place two days later than scheduled.

Between Wednesday 27 December and Saturday 6 January collections will also start from 6am and residents are asked to place their containers at their kerbside or collection point for 6am.

Collections will take place on the following dates:

Monday 25 December – Wednesday 27 December Tuesday 26 December – Thursday 28 December Wednesday 27 December – Friday 29 December Thursday 28 December – Saturday 30 December Friday 29 December – Sunday 31 December

Monday 1 January – Tuesday 2 January Tuesday 2 January – Wednesday 3 January Wednesday 3 January – Thursday 4 January Thursday 4 January – Friday 5 January Friday 5 January – Saturday 6 January

The household waste recycling centre will be open as usual over the Christmas break, only closing on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Real Christmas trees can be recycled at the household waste recycling centre.

More information on what can be recycled at the kerbside along with council opening times over Christmas is available on the council’s website www.torfaen.gov.uk

Source: http://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/News/2017/December/18-Two-extra-bags-part-of-changes-to-Christmas-collections.aspx (Mon Dec 18th 2017)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
Local News & Events, Welsh Politics
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil

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