When it comes to recycling, our residents are doing an 'eggs-cellent' job - and with Easter almost upon us, what a ‘cracking’ time for an ‘eggs-ceptional’ recycling result!

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is calling on residents to recycle as much as they can, from Easter egg packaging to leftover simnell cake!

How do you recycle yours? Once you have devoured all of your chocolate Easter Eggs, think before you discard the plastic, foil and cardboard wrappings.

The Council provides a trail-blazing recycling scheme, with weekly kerbside collections, along with weekly food waste and nappy collections.

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Heritage Services said:  “The support of our householders has been amazing so far, and I would like to thank each and every resident of our County Borough for doing their bit.

“It is estimated that 3 out of 4 residents are recycling, and a recent monitoring exercise showed that 70% of those households targeted are recycling ‘egg-ceptionally’ well, with almost 50% of residents participating in ALL available recycling schemes, and recycling as much as they can! 

"The Choice is CLEAR this Easter, however you recycle, everyone needs to do their bit. As a Council, we are committed to doing all we can to recycle as much as we can, 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. 

”Every day our dedicated Streetcare teams are out and about across the County Borough ensuring that it is a clean, green and safe place to live, work and visit.

Everyone needs to recycle and support a green future so that the Council can meet the Welsh Government's recycling figure of 70% by 2024/25 and avoid significant fines. So this Easter, relish and recycle - enjoy your chocolate treats and recycle all of the packaging!

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 recycling vehicles are able to access your street, during this busy time.

Don’t forget that the Council’s Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) are open all over the bank holiday ready to accept all your ‘egg-stra’ recycling from your spring cleaning - opening hours are 8am until 7.30pm (summer opening hours).

Each of these facilities will cater for all recycling needs – a full list of the items accepted can be found at

All centres are staffed, and attendants are happy to advise residents on recycling and will assist or signpost residents in disposing of their household material.

Not sure what you can or can't recycle? You can now check online via the searchable A-Z guide at

For more information on recycling visit

Posted on Thursday 11th April 2019

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