When it comes to recycling, our residents are making the 'Clear Choice' – and our recent record breaking food waste tonnages* once again prove this!
With 3 out of 4 residents already recycling, our County Borough is on track to lead the way by doing even more, and Easter is the perfect time to showcase this. Thanks to more and more people already supporting a green future, 64% of the County Borough’s overall waste was recycled in 2016/17 – which is above the current Welsh Government target (58%).
There will be NO CHANGE to kerbside recycling and waste collections during the Easter holidays – please place at your normal collection point on your normal day. Please remember to park sensibly so that the vehicles are able to access your street, during this busy time.
Don’t forget that the Council’s seven CRC’s are open over the bank holiday to cater for all the egg-stra "spring clean-ups" and 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 to Sunday 8am to 7.30pm from March 26, 2018, to October 28, and Monday to Sunday 8am to 5.30pm over the winter season.
In a bid to further boost recycling efforts and hit an increased target of 70% by 2024/25 the Council will be introducing new rules from June 4, 2018 - by reducing households’ fortnightly black bag allowance.
A ‘no side waste’ rule will be introduced for households with wheelie bins, and a ‘two-bag limit’ for those which don’t, reduced from the current allowance of four. The rules will be promoted by 'The Choice Is Clear' campaign, which will include awareness-raising of items which can and cannot be recycled. The Council faces a clear choice – recycle more or face significant fines, which we all want to avoid.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will continue to provide FREE, UNLIMITED weekly kerbside recycling collections, along with weekly food waste and nappy collections.
Councillor Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, said: “New rules come into effect from June 4, 2018, to help the council hit the Welsh Government’s target of 70% of waste being recycled by 2024/25.
“The majority of households are already supporting a greener future with an estimated 3 out 4 households already recycling and Easter provides the ideal opportunity for anyone not already doing so to make a ‘Clear Choice’ and put Easter egg boxes and plastic – plus any other recyclables – in a clear recycling bag instead of the bin.
“We are committed to doing all we can to reduce the amount of waste which isn’t recycled and will continue to invest for the future to ensure we have the schemes, high-quality vehicles and easy-to-use facilities that people rely upon to recycle.
“But our residents have a key role to play in helping us to do this – together we can make a difference for future generations.”
For more information on recycling visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk/recycling.
*In January 2018, residents helped the Council record its highest-ever food recycling figure – 1,062 tonnes. Food recycling rates are usually higher over Christmas and New Year, but the January 2018 total was higher than we achieved 12 months ago in January 2017 – 1,039 tonnes – the Council’s previous record for any month. Food waste recycling has seen a general rise in Rhondda Cynon Taf over the past six months – with 833 tonnes collected in July, rising steadily throughout August (865), September (856), October (885) and November (939).
Posted on Wednesday 21st March 2018