We need to increase the amount that we recycle in the Vale of Glamorgan. We currently recycle 64% of our waste, which is really good, but we need to recycle 70% by 2024/25 to meet the Welsh Government’s mandatory targets. If these targets are not achieved the Council may be fined.
We have found that over 60% of the waste that is put out in black bags in the Vale can be recycled through services provided by the Council. We want householders who don’t recycle to start and those who currently recycle to recycle more by focusing items from around the home. For example: shampoo bottles and aerosols from the bathroom, aftershave and perfume bottles from the bedroom etc. This will help us to increase the amount we recycle across the County.
While the targets give us a focus and something to work towards, the change is not just about targets, it is about us as a County becoming recycling focused.