WEB Recycling Campaign 2016 - RCT Website page ENGLISHweb

The latest campaign launched by the Council is allowing residents to make up their own minds whether to recycle or not!

BUT failure to dispose of your waste appropriately could lead to a FINE!

Either way it’s FINE!

We can all play a part in changing the world one household at a time, by simply recycling!

Despite all the myths, recycling in Rhondda Cynon Taf is FREE and EASY and takes no TIME at all, with very little EFFORT required.  

Why recycle?


Did you know – Every year, in Wales we produce an estimated 222,000 tonnes of household food waste? That’s enough to fill 10,236 double decker buses. View more interesting facts!

Are you up for the challenge?

RCT residents already recycle over 60% of its waste - putting our County Borough amongst the top 10 Councils for recycling in Wales!

BUT we still dont recycle the remaining 40% – Why?

Many people think that they don’t need to recycle because their neighbour does – BUT you do!

ALL residents have a part to play to help ensure that future generations don’t inherit the mess we are creating! They deserve to run free in green parks and litter free streets, without poisonous gasses polluting the air, from the rotting waste we send to landfill. 

Benefits of recycling

Need recycling bags?

Did you know - Landfills released 25% of the UK's methane emissions in 2001, about 2% of our greenhouse gas emissions (in terms of carbon equivalents). View further facts!

The cost of not recycling

It's only one tin of beans........

Decomposition Rates


Tin Can (Beans)


100 Years


2-4 Weeks


1-3 Months

Orange Peels

6 Months

Milk Carton

5 years

Plastic Bag

10-20 Years

Plastic Container

50-80 Years

Aluminium Can

80 Years

Plastic Drinks Bottle

450 Years

Glass Bottle

500 Years



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