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Here's to an 'Eggs-ceptional' Easter Recycling Result!

When it comes to recycling, our residents are doing an 'eggs-cellent' job despite the unprecedented times we have been faced with - 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 and eggshells!

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 recycling scheme, with weekly kerbside collections, along with weekly food waste, Spring green waste and nappy collections.

Steve Owen, Service Director for Streetcare Services said:

“Our mighty recycling RCT residents are doing an amazing job. This Easter I’m sure they will once again rise to the challenge and crack all the previous records!

“Recycling in RCT is eggstra easy and accessible for all – with a simple one clear bag system for dry recyclables. All of our Community Recycling Centres are currently open to the public and are now open extended hours for summer.

“We are asking residents to keep up these egg-ceptional efforts and to make sure that they use all of the services that are available to them. Please ensure that food waste is recycled in the light green food waste bags and that you register for nappy collections and green waste collections, if needed, and that nappies are put out in purple bags and green waste into the green sacks. All clean, dry recycling should be placed into CLEAR recycling bags. By doing this we can make sure that our eggstra recycling efforts reach their maximum potential and we don’t waste any of it.”

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). During busy times, there may be long queues due to skip changes etc. – you can view full CRC details online at

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.

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 13/04/2022