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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is reminding residents that all green waste, including twigs and branches can be recycled

RCT Garden Waste

Love your blooming garden this summer by recycling your green waste.

Thanks to a hot summer of sunshine and showers, Rhondda Cynon Taf gardens are in full bloom and avid gardeners are busy tending to them.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is reminding residents that all green waste, including twigs and branches can be recycled at the kerbside as part of the weekly recycling collection.

All residents need to do is place their gardening waste 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 garden waste is recycled differently.

Last year the Council and its residents recycled a whopping 5048 tonnes of garden waste which was composted and turned in to soil that can be re-used across the County Borough and beyond. Many of the parks across the County Borough use composted soil and mulch from the garden waste they collect – re-use in action!

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure & Sport, said: “Rhondda Cynon Taf Council continues to encourage and support people and by running an accessible and innovative recycling service, complemented by ongoing public education and awareness-raising.

“We make the 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.”

Unfortunately the Council are unable to collect old or damaged sheds and patio sets, because although these things are used in the garden, we are not able to take this sort of material in our garden waste collection service. However these can be taken to one of our Community Recycling Centres where they can be recycled from there.

For further information on garden waste recycling call 01443 425001 or email Recycling@rctcbc.gov.uk.

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