Residents in Machynlleth, Glantwymyn, Llanbrynmair and Carno have been receiving their new recycling containers this week (w/c 23 April) as the changes to waste and recycling kerbside collections edge nearer.
Householders have been given three recycling boxes - a red box for cans and plastic, a blue box for paper and card and an aqua box for glass. They also received a small kitchen caddy for food waste with compostable liners and a larger lockable caddy for outside storage, plus a black wheeled bin for non-recyclable rubbish. It is expected deliveries will be completed by the end of next week.
The new scheme will start from the week beginning 7 May and comprises of weekly recycling collections and a fortnightly rubbish collection. A collection 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 £120 per tonne to tip rubbish into landfill.
“The containers have worked well elsewhere in the county and I’m sure residents in the Machynlleth area will give them a try and find themselves recycling much more of their waste.”