During January 2014, over 800 tonnes of food waste was collected across Rhondda Cynon Taf - more than double the figure of the previous year
Recycling figures topped a staggering 1,000 tonnes for the week after Christmas - a recycling record for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council!
It marks 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 the kerbside collection scheme.
Also, throughout the months of January 2014, over 800 tonnes of food waste was collected - more than double the figure of the previous year.
Cllr Andrew Morgan, Cabinet Member for Frontline Services, said: “This is absolutely amazing news 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.
“Rhondda Cynon Taf Council continues to support its residents and is encouraging householders to keep up the good work throughout 2014. We hope more and more residents will now realise the benefits of recycling.
”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.
“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.”
Wales Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies, said: “I want to thank households for their efforts and commitment to recycling. It shows that Wales is leading the way in the UK towards a zero waste future.”
Recycling has never been easier, with weekly kerbside collections, along with weekly food waste and nappy collections and pre-booked bulky items collections.
Recycling bags can be obtained at any Rhondda Cynon Taf Council office, library or One4All Centre. For more information on recycling, visit the council’s website at www.rctcbc.gov.uk email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01443 827719.