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Love your blooming garden by recycling your green waste.

As we get a glimpse of hot summer sunshine and the showers continue, Rhondda Cynon Taf gardens are blooming and avid gardeners are busy tending to them.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is reminding residents that all green waste can be recycled at the kerbside as part of the weekly summer recycling collections.

All residents need to do is place their green waste (no soil) into their normal clear recycling bags and leave it at the kerbside on your normal collection day. All the Council asks is that you keep it separate from your normal recycling as green waste is recycled differently and by a separate vehicle.

Since January the Council and its residents recycled a staggering 2206 tonnes of green waste.

Nigel Wheeler, Group Director - Prosperity, Development & Frontline Services said: "We make the recycling service as user-friendly as possible, continually extending the way in which you can recycle and what you can recycle. Together we can make our County Borough a cleaner, greener place to live, work and visit."

Used hay, straw and sawdust bedding from 'vegetarian' small animals such as rabbits, birds, guinea pigs etc. can be also be placed into a separate CLEAR recycling bag and will be collected at the same time as green waste. Dog or Cat waste and litter MUST be placed in to your Black bag waste.

Unfortunately the Council are unable to collect old or damaged sheds and patio sets at the kerbside - however these can be taken to one of our Community Recycling Centres where they can be recycled from there. Community Recycling Centres are open from 8am until 7.30pm - even on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays

For further information on green waste recycling visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk/greenwaste. To find out what can and can't be recycled in the CRCs visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk/crcs. 

Posted on Wednesday 10th July 2019

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