This change is aimed at improving the quality of the materials we collect for recycling, which is better for the environment and will help us to recycle more in the UK. It is also in line with the advised approach for all of Wales set out by Welsh Government.
The experience of other local authorities in Wales shows us the best way to increase both the quantity of waste being recycled and the quality of this recycling, is by using separate containers for the different types of materials in your waste, such as cardboard, paper, glass, etc. It means the recycling we collect from your home is as free from contamination by other materials as possible, so it can eventually be made into something new.
The new vehicles collecting your recycling will have different compartments for the different materials, and our collection crews will place your recycling directly into the correct compartments.