As residents become more recycling-conscious thanks to Powys County Council’s new waste and recycling collections, a common query is “how can I recycle more of my plastics?”
With some of the county benefiting from the new kerbside collections and others waiting for their containers to arrive, a simple solution is to recycle plastics at your nearest Community Recycling Site.
These sites, also known as bring sites, accept the same mixed plastics as the new kerbside collections, including drinks bottles, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, bubble wrap, food trays and plant pots. However these sites do not accept plastics such as polystyrene and crisp packets.
Plastics can also be recycled at the six Household Waste and Recycling Centres across the county.
“We are really pleased that households are participating with the new service and are recycling much more of their waste,” said Steve Holdaway, Head of Local and Environmental Services at Powys County Council.
“We understand that not all areas have the new kerbside collection yet, but many do have a nearby Community Recycling Site where they can still recycle all of their mixed plastics, as well as a range of other materials including textiles. The new kerbside scheme doesn’t collect clothing and fabrics but these can easily be recycled if dropped off in textiles banks.
“We receive a number of calls from enthusiastic recyclers wanting to know more about what they can do to decrease the amount of waste they produce. There is lots of information on our website, plus we have a Facebook page where we can answer your questions too.”
Other regular queries include brown envelopes, which can be recycled in exactly the same way as any other paper, and drinks cartons or tetra packs which are not accepted in the kerbside collections but can be taken to any of the six Household Waste and Recycling Centres for recycling.
If you have any questions about recycling, or want to find out where your nearest Community Recycling Site or Household Waste and Recycling Centre is, please call 0845 602 7035 or visit www.powys.gov.uk/recycle or www.facebook.com/recycleforpowys.