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Cardboard recycling improvements at communal sites

25 May 2017

Bridgend County Borough residents who use communal bins for their recycling collections WILL be able to recycle cardboard when changes to home recycling come into effect this summer.

Currently, residents who live in sheltered housing or estates such as Wildmill place their recycling into large communal bins, but don’t have any facilities to recycle cardboard.

However, Bridgend County Borough Council and its recycling and waste partner Kier Environmental have confirmed that all cardboard will be collected for recycling if it is placed in the same communal bin as paper from Monday 5 June onwards. It will then be separated and recycled by Kier.

Councillor Hywel Williams, the council’s Deputy Leader, said: “So that all county borough residents can fully participate in the new recycling procedures and achieve their own personal waste limits, we are pleased to introduce cardboard recycling in estates and sheltered housing.”

From Monday 5 June, Bridgend County Borough residents will start using a range of new recycling containers for their weekly kerbside collections, while most homes will be limited to throwing out a maximum of two rubbish bags each fortnight. Black bags will no longer be used – instead, homes will be issued with a roll of branded blue bags.

All of the changes are being introduced in a bid to make the county borough one of the greenest places to live in Wales, and achieve high recycling targets set by Welsh Government. The new recycling containers and specially branded waste bags will be delivered to all homes before the new arrangements start.

As many recycling and waste collection days are also changing, residents are advised to look out for their new collection calendars which are being delivered through the post. For further details, please visit

Last Updated: 25/05/2017
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