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Residents across Rhondda Cynon Taf can be proud of their efforts in ensuring that Wales continues to lead the way in recycling around the world as Resource puts Wales third in the municipal recycling world rankings behind the leaders Germany and Taiwan.   

Latest figures indicate that Rhondda Cynon Taf is on target to secure its top ten status for the third year running, thanks to its residents continuing to recycle more and more!

Thanks to residents continued efforts over 64% of its overall waste is recycled and for the first time ever, residents managed to recycle over 1000 tonnes of food waste in just one month. 

As recycling figures continue to rise across Rhondda Cynon Taf, the Council is asking its residents to keep up the good work by thinking about every item they place in to their black bag waste.

The Welsh Government is continuing to support and celebrate the efforts of Rhondda Cynon Taf residents as it announces £335,000 funding to help increase the amount of waste it recycles and ensure Wales remains ahead of the rest of the UK when it comes to recycling.

The funding will be used  to build on the success of the Rhys Cycle Landfill Safari Education Centre, waste dewatering centre, a new shredder for recycling steel springs and to support a new energy park at the Bryn Pica Waste Management site.

The funding forms part of the wider £3million Welsh Government funding, which has been split between eight Local Authorities across Wales through its Collaborative Change Programme.

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

"Rhondda Cynon Taf Council was crowned as the fastest improving Council in Wales in 2015 for its recycling efforts by the Welsh Government, when it hit over 60% for recycling targets and once again secured its place in the top 10 for Wales.

"I’m delighted to see that we continue to be on track to secure our place for the third year running. This is something that all residents can be proud of – but we can still do more by just recycling one extra item and hit the 70% target set for 2024/5.  

“Over the last few years the Council has made a number of changes to improve the services that are available and residents are continuing to support the changes and these results are testament to that.

"The latest funding announcement from the Welsh Government once again shows that they are supporting the Council and its residents to recycle as much as they can. It also highlights the excellent, innovative and unique work that we as a Council are carrying out to ensure that we really can recycle as much as we possibly can and when that is not possible we are looking at alternative ways that we can turn our waste in to a resource."

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council provides a FREE weekly general, food, nappy and green recycling collection service to over 100,000 properties – this takes 169 employees and 78 vehicles.

In addition to the Council’s kerbside recycling services the Council also boasts seven dedicated Community Recycling Centres, which recycle over 85% of all items received.

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-

For further information on recycling visit, call 01443 425001 or email

Follow the Council’s social media accounts for the latest updates and recycling tips.

Posted on Thursday 16th March 2017

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