Next week (w/c 1 October) will see the deliveries of recycling containers and wheeled bins by Powys County Council begin in northern Powys, as they prepare to roll-out the new waste and recycling collections to a number of communities in the area.
Properties in the following towns and villages will be affected:
Arddleen, Buttington, Bwlch-y-cibau, Caerhowel, Castle Caereinion, Cilcewydd, Coedway, Crew Green, Criggion, Cyfronydd, Foel, Forden, Fron, Geuffordd, Groes-lwyd, Guilsfield, Heniarth, Leighton, Llandrinio, Llandysilio, Llanerfyl, Llanfechain, Llanfyllin, Llangadfan, Llangedwyn, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, Llansilin, Luggy Bridge, Meifod, Melin-y-ddol, Middletown, Pentre’r Beirdd, Pentrefelin, Pen-y-bont Llanerch Emrys, Pontrobert, Sarnau, Trefnanney, Trewern, Waun & Wern.
Deliveries are expected to take place over the course of the next three weeks before the new scheme commences from 22 October.
For residents who already use the red and black box recycling scheme, they will continue to use their current containers but also be delivered a set of food waste and kitchen caddies and a wheeled bin for non-recyclable rubbish from 1 October. All other residents will have a new set of the recycling boxes, food caddies and wheeled bin delivered around the same time.
Households deemed unsuitable for a wheeled bin such as flats will be distributed rubbish bags instead. This decision will be made by Powys County Council after initial property assessments. If after the new containers have been delivered a householder feels they are unable to manage them, they should contact Powys County Council and assisted collections will be offered to qualifying households.
The new services comprises of weekly recycling collections and a fortnightly rubbish collection, and a calendar highlighting the different weeks will also be delivered, along with a comprehensive recycling guide.
Steve Holdaway, Head of Local and Environmental Services for Powys County Council said: “We are trying to make it as easy as possible for residents to recycle as much as they can and reduce the amount of waste going needlessly into landfill sites.
“We are committed to reach our 52% recycling target during 2012/13, and there is also a huge economical benefit as it currently costs us around £130 per tonne to tip rubbish into landfill, as well as reducing the environmental impact.
“The containers have worked well elsewhere in the county and I’m sure the residents in the north of the county will give them a try and find themselves recycling much more.”