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Festive recycling up two thirds on last year

02 February 2018

An incredible 68 per cent more recycling was collected
from Bridgend County Borough homes over the recent Christmas fortnight compared
to the same period last year.

The amount of cardboard, plastics, paper, food waste and other recyclable
materials picked up from kerbsides over the two weeks between 25 December 2017
and 7 January 2018 totalled a hefty 1138 tonnes – up from 676 tonnes the
previous year.

During the same fortnight, the amount of refuse ending up in landfill dropped
29 per cent from 990 tonnes to 704 tonnes.

Councillor Hywel Williams, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Deputy Leader,
said: “Christmas is always the busiest time of year for recycling and refuse
collections, and now that the stats are in we are extremely pleased to see such
a huge increase in recycling.

“We all accumulate a lot more waste over the festive period, but this once
again goes to show that a large portion of that is recyclable, such as the
majority of gift packaging, and of course of all your food waste.

“I’d like to thank all county borough residents for their support – it is much

To find out more about recycling in Bridgend County Borough, please visit

Last Updated: 05/02/2018
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