This could result in the entire contents of the bag not being recycled, which is why the Council takes the issue seriously and will be taking action against repeat offenders.
“Recycling rates are currently at their highest-ever level in Rhondda Cynon Taf, comparing favourably with other areas in Wales. We are currently above the Welsh Government’s target, but the figure will rise to 70% in the coming years so it is important progress is maintained.
“Not cleaning out food containers before recycling, or putting food waste or nappies in with your dry recycling bag, can lead to a whole week’s worth of recycling being wasted. The message to residents is clear – don’t waste your waste.
“The Council provides weekly food waste collections and a nappy recycling scheme in an effort to make recycling as easy as possible for residents.
“By cleaning your recyclable food containers and putting food waste in your separate food waste bags you will help to make a huge difference to the number of items that we can recycle and re-use.”
For more information about contaminated recycling, and how to avoid it, visit http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/BinsandRecycling/ContaminatedRecyclingWaste.aspx.
For more information about recycling, including what should go in your bins and details about the County Borough’s seven Community Recycling Centres, visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk/recycling.
Posted on Tuesday 31st October 2017