Garden waste recycling continues to grow in Bridgend County Borough
16 November 2016
Bridgend County Borough Council and its recycling partners Kier would like to thank all of the green fingered residents who supported its garden waste recycling scheme this year.
Just over 2,800 households signed up for the scheme, which enabled gardeners to use a fortnightly service between April and October to recycle green waste including grass cuttings, leaves, plants, flowers, weeds and hedge clippings.
Residents pruned, mowed and raked up a total of 468.24 tonnes of waste, which was collected and taken to local firm Cowbridge Compost to be turned into a compost fertilizer.
Councillor Hywel Williams, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Deputy Leader, said: “By taking part in the garden waste scheme, local residents have played their part in helping us to cut down on the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
“Four hundred more homes took part in the scheme this year than in 2015, and the total waste collected also increased. And when you compare the figures to 2013, when we first started offering a paid garden waste collection scheme, the amount collected has more than doubled since then.
“The green waste collections have now finished for the year, to coincide with the end of the growing season, and on behalf of the council I would like to thank everyone who supported the scheme.”
Residents who opted for the garden waste collections were charged a fee of £27 for the year, or £23 for pensioners.
During the winter months, green waste can be taken to the ‘tip’ at the county borough’s household recycling centres in Tythegston, the Heol Ty Gwyn Industrial Estate in Maesteg, and the Brynmenyn Industrial Estate, which are open seven days a week, 8:30am – 4:30pm. Please note that access gates shut 10 minutes before closing times.
For further information about recycling in Bridgend County Borough, please visit our recycling and waste pages or call 01656 643643.