Residents have say on how recycling is sorted

First published in News

CAERPHILLY residents are being asked their views on changes to recycling which would mean they sorted waste at home prior to it being collected.

Currently, all dry recycling in the county is collected together, with a separate collection for food and garden waste and another for other waste.

But the Welsh Government is now looking at whether people should sort out recycling prior to collection, putting plastic, cans and paper into different boxes.

A council spokesman said participation levels in kerbside recycling collections are at their highest level, meaning the amount going to landfill is lower.

“Our collection systems are geared towards busy, modern day lifestyles and this is reinforced by our public satisfaction levels which are persistently high and increasing”, the spokesman said.

“It is worth noting that a recent survey revealed 95 per cent of residents would be reluctant to recycle if they were compelled to sort recycling at home. Indeed nationally co-ordinated door knocking campaigns and public road shows confirm residents are generally very happy with the existing service provision.

“A change to a source segregated recycling scheme will have significant impacts on our finances as it will require significant investment in new vehicles and reprocessing technologies.”

To comment on the draft proposals, send an email to es.comm@wales.gov.uk or write to Committee Clerk, Environment and Sustainability Committee, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA by Tuesday.

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9:20pm Fri 6 Jun 14

-trigg- says...

This system clearly works far better than having an insane collection of bags and boxes cluttering the pavement which don't get used or collected.

Why on Earth would they even consider changing it, when this scheme should instead be adopted by other authorities - particularly those that are struggling to hit their recycling targets.
This system clearly works far better than having an insane collection of bags and boxes cluttering the pavement which don't get used or collected. Why on Earth would they even consider changing it, when this scheme should instead be adopted by other authorities - particularly those that are struggling to hit their recycling targets. -trigg-
  • Score: -3

10:11pm Fri 6 Jun 14

macbumble says...

More men, more specialist vehicles and longer hours to collect the recycling you only have to look at Torfaen's system to see that. Also you should see the state of the loaders in Torfaen when the boxes are wet.
More men, more specialist vehicles and longer hours to collect the recycling you only have to look at Torfaen's system to see that. Also you should see the state of the loaders in Torfaen when the boxes are wet. macbumble
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11:23pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Mrs_Belt says...

Caerphilly's recycling is a joke, its all crushed together with the rubbish and its too contaminated to be recycled. Any idiot knows that you cant recycled this. Not that hard to keep rubbish separate, they do it in Europe and are they some superior more intelligent race. No, stop the lazyness, stop the waste and lets get back to simple common sense
Caerphilly's recycling is a joke, its all crushed together with the rubbish and its too contaminated to be recycled. Any idiot knows that you cant recycled this. Not that hard to keep rubbish separate, they do it in Europe and are they some superior more intelligent race. No, stop the lazyness, stop the waste and lets get back to simple common sense Mrs_Belt
  • Score: 6

1:30pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Realist UK says...

I pay an extortionate amount of council tax to the local authority to have my rubbish removed. Their green issues are their problem, reduce my tax and I may help with your recycling, otherwise just get on with what you're already being paid to do.
I pay an extortionate amount of council tax to the local authority to have my rubbish removed. Their green issues are their problem, reduce my tax and I may help with your recycling, otherwise just get on with what you're already being paid to do. Realist UK
  • Score: -1

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