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Turn over a new leaf and recycle your green waste this Spring.

After a cold and wet winter, residents may be hoping for some early spring sunshine to help their gardens blossom.

Many residents will now start to head into their gardens for the first time in a few months to offer some much-needed tender loving care – but what do you do with the clippings, grass cutting and debris?

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is reminding its residents that the Council’s Streetcare team will collect all your green waste at the kerbside as part of its summer weekly recycling collection, which will re-start from Monday 15th March.

From cuttings to shrubs, flowers to twigs, residents can now recycle all of their gardening debris. All they need to do is place the green waste into the normal clear recycling bags and leave it at the kerbside on their normal collection day.

Please ensure that you remove all earth/soil from your green waste as we are currently unable to recycle these as part of your kerbside green waste collection. All the Council asks is that the green waste is kept separate from normal recycling as it is recycled differently and collected separately.

Green waste is collected by a separate vehicle, but still takes place on the same day as food and dry recycling collections – but this may not be at the same time of day. During periods of high demand, there could be a delay in collections, please leave at the collection point and it will be collected as soon as possible.

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Heritage Services, said:

“More and more residents of Rhondda Cynon Taf are taking advantage of our fantastic weekly kerbside recycling collection service. It is great that so many of our residents are enthusiastic about our environment.

“I urge all our residents who are not currently recycling to make the change to your habits and join your neighbours and friends and take your recycling efforts into your garden by recycling your green waste.”

Please note: The Council are unable to collect old or damaged sheds and patio sets. However, these along with other garden waste, including soil and earth, can be taken to one of the Community Recycling Centres, which will be soon be operating under their spring/summer opening times (8am - 7.30pm) from March 29th. Current winter opening times remain at 8am – 5.30pm until this date.

For further information on green waste visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk/GreenWaste or for information on Community Recycling Centres visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk/communityrecyclingcentres.

Posted on Wednesday 10th March 2021

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