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A 'Cracking' Time To Recycle!

A 'Cracking' Time To Recycle!

Don't forget to recycle all your Easter Egg packaging

When it comes to recycling, our residents are pulling out all the stops - and with Easter almost upon us, what a ‘cracking’ time for an ‘eggs-cellent’ recycling result!

Once you have devoured all of your chocolate Easter Eggs, think before you discard the plastic and cardboard wrappings.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council provides a trail-blazing recycling scheme, with weekly kerbside collections, along with weekly food waste and nappy collections and pre-booked bulky items collections.

Cllr Andrew Morgan, Cabinet Member for Frontline 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.

“We are committed to doing all we can to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill 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 - so recycle your Easter Eggs packaging appropriately as we continue in our fight to keeping Rhondda Cynon Taf a cleaner and greener place in which to live and work.

“The Council is committed to making our County Borough a pioneer in recycling and waste management and we will continue to do all that we can in order to achieve this.

“But our residents have a key role to play in helping us to do this - and our latest recycling figures show that we have their overwhelming support. Together we can make a difference for future generations.”

So this Easter, relish and recycle - relish and enjoy your chocolate treats and recycle all of the packaging!

During the week after Christmas 2013, recycling figures topped a staggering 1,000 tonnes - a recycling record for Rhondda Cynon Taf. This marked a magical milestone for the local authority - the first time it has ever exceeded 1,000 tones of recycling waste in just seven days since the launch of its kerbside collection scheme.

Also, throughout the month of January alone, over 800 tonnes of food waste was collected - more than double the figure of the previous year.

This shows that Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is leading the way in Wales and the UK towards its goal of a zero waste future. Each and every one of us can help achieve this by working together to make the County Borough a cleaner and greener place to live, work and relax.

Kerbside recycling will not be affected during the Easter holidays. Recycling bags can be obtained at any Rhondda Cynon Taf Council office, library or One4All Centre. Check out the Council's dedicated recycling pages for all your latest facts and information. You can also email recycling@rctcbc.gov.uk or call 01443 425001.

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