The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to carry out 2 public consultations in Penarth next month on future plans for refuse collection and recycling.
As first reported by PDN on February 18th 2018 (see https://tinyurl.com/yb9ybpaw ) from September this year the council is going to be limiting the number of black bags which can be collected to just 2 bags – picked-up once per fortnight . (There will be exceptions for some residents).
The council also wants to encourage householders to carry out further segregation of items for recycling and from April 2019 is proposing to introduce a so-called “source separated” recycling system. That means that paper, cardboard, plastic and metal, – and glass – will each need to be placed in separate containers before being put out for collection.
These new arrangements are being introduced to help the council reach the new “statutory recycling target” of 64% which is being imposed on all local councils by the Welsh Labour Government . Local councils will be fined if they don’t attain the new recycling target figure.
The Vale Council’s public consultations on these arrangements will be held in Penarth at the following venues and times:-
- Friday 04 May, 10:00 – 14:00 at Penarth Pier
- Thursday 24 May, 10:00 – 14:00 in Penarth Town Centre