Residents are being invited to have their say on the future of Gelli Community Recycling Centre (CRC).

Recycling continues to be a key priority for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and they are seeking residents’ views on the future of the Gelli CRC, which is based on Nant-Y-Gwyddon-Road. Due to the size of the centre, limited access and poor parking arrangements, it is unable to provide the same service as the other six CRCs based in the County Borough.

The centre has also been subjected to a high number of break-ins and has been the target of vandalism - as such the level of services it is able to offer residents is greatly reduced and less cost effective than other sites. 

The CRC currently offers a greatly reduced service to residents, compared to its neighbouring CRCs in Treherbert, which is just 3 miles away, and Dinas, which is less than 4 miles away.

Both Treherbert and Dinas CRCs have recently been upgraded/extended due to the floor space available at the sites and offer a wide range of recycling/reuse facilities - including the recently opened "The Shed", re-use shop at Treherbert.  Conversely, the Gelli CRC is unable to be extended due to the topography of the surrounding land.

The Council currently offers its residents more CRCs than any other Local Authority in Wales - which are located right across the County Borough and within a short drive of RCT households, giving residents access to recycling facilities 7-days-a-week, including bank holidays.

A four-week consultation will begin on Monday, July 8, and end on August 5 and aims to discuss the potential future use of Gelli CRC and whether it is still fit for purpose and financially viable.

Residents can find out more by visiting, and have their say by emailing or by writing to the address below, free of charge: 
  • FREEPOST, RSBU-HJUK-LSSS, Research & Consultation, The Pavilions, Clydach Vale, CF40 2XX.
Posted on Monday 8th July 2019

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