Changes to Recycling and Waste Services

The Council needs to capture the views of local residents to inform the design and delivery of a new waste and recycling collection service.

From September 2018 the Council is proposing to limit the number of black bags that it will collect to two per household per fortnight, with some exceptions. This will help us reach Welsh Government's next statutory recycling target of 64% in 2019/20. Failure to do so may result in fines imposed against the Council.

From April 2019 the Council is proposing to introduce a source separated recycling system. This means that we will be collecting paper, cardboard, plastic and metal, and glass in separate containers.

It is anticipated that the changes to this service will take up to two years to implement in full.

We know that protecting our environment is as important to you as it is to us. We would like to hear from you in order to make this change as straightforward as possible for residents.


VALE COUNCIL NOTICE Kitchen Waste Kits and Bags

If you need a new Kitchen Waste Kit then you can collect one from the Civic Office in Barry or the Alps office in Wenvoe. Kits includes a kitchen recycling caddy and a lockable roadside caddy.  

You will be resupplied with kitchen waste bags once a year, enough to last approximately 3 bags per week. Any additional bags can be purchased from Barry Library, Cowbridge Library, Dinas Powys Library, Llantwit Major Library, Penarth Library, St Athan Library, Sully Library, Dinas Powys Community Council, the Alps Depot and the Civic Offices.

If you find yourself caught out without bags, you can use newspaper to line your caddy.  

Food items that can be placed in Kitchen Waste Bag include:

Beans, pasta, rice, bread, cakes, pastries, dairy products, egg shells, meat and fish, tea bags, coffee grounds, cat and dog food, guinea pig, rabbit, bird mix and seeds and plate scrapings. 

 Kitchen Waste Kit Cost: £1 per container / Food Waste Bags Cost £2

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