Households in Crossgates and Penybont will begin benefitting from the new waste and recycling collections from next week (w/c 6 August).
All residents affected by the changes 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, plus a kitchen waste caddy and a larger lockable caddy for storing food waste outside, as well as a wheeled bin for non-recyclable waste.
A collection calendar highlighting the weekly recycling collections and fortnightly refuse collections will also be delivered with the containers, along with a comprehensive recycling guide including much more information on the service.
The first week of collections will see recycling and rubbish in the wheeled bin collected together, before rubbish moves to fortnightly collections.
Steve Holdaway, Head of Local and Environmental Services for Powys County Council said: “This new scheme has helped residents in other areas to recycle much more waste than before, meaning our recycling rate has increased significantly.
“Sending waste to landfill costs us around £130 per tonne with transportation costs, gate fees and landfill tax, plus it damages the local environment. Recycling your waste is a much more eco-friendly way of disposing of your rubbish.
“Many more Powys residents are beginning to see the benefits of recycling for themselves and I’m sure those in Crossgates and Penybont will be no different.”
If you have yet to receive your containers or wheeled bin, or have any other queries about the changes, please call the Waste Services team on 0845 602 7035.