County in Welsh top three for recycling

County in Welsh top three for recycling

COUNTY EXCELLS AT RECYCLING: Pictured at the Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre at Winsel, near Haverfordwest are Supervisor David Riby, Richard Brown, and Cllr Huw George. PICTURE: Contributed (9627020)

COUNTY IN TOP THREE FOR RECYCLING: Pictured at the Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre at Winsel, near Haverfordwest, are Richard Brown and Cllr Huw George. PICTURE: Contributed (9627022)

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RECYCLING rates in Pembrokeshire are among the best in Wales, new figures have shown.

Our county recycled 60% of its rubbish last year (2013/2014) – the third highest rate in Wales.

Pembrokeshire was also the second most improved local authority in Wales, with an increase of 7% on the previous year’s recycling performance.

Councillor Huw George, Cabinet Member for Environmental and Regulatory Services and Welsh Language, welcomed the figures.

“Currently we are one of the top performing authorities in Wales when it comes to recycling,” he said.

“Although we have many schemes to make recycling easier, this is really down to the voluntary efforts and goodwill of the public.

“There is no obligation for people to recycle, but they recognise that it’s good for the environment and jobs, and really keeps costs down.

“It’s also thanks to the staff at the Civic Amenity and Recycling Centres in Pembrokeshire, who are consistently helping and advising people on how to recycle their waste.”

Provisional figures show that Pembrokeshire’s recycling rate improved even further between April and June of this year to 68% - well over the Welsh Government’s target of 58% for 2015/16.

Richard Brown, Head of Environment and Civil Contingencies, praised the engagement of Pembrokeshire residents and businesses.

He said the excellent recycling figures of 2013/2014 were also driven by three key factors – fortnightly black bag collections, talking to the local community and the launch of new recycling services.

“The introduction of fortnightly black bag collections encouraged people to look more closely at what they could recycle, and resulted in a huge improvement in recycling rates,” he said.

“We also have waste advisors, funded by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) who have been visiting communities with lower recycling rates to find out if they have any barriers to using our services and helping them sort out any problems, which has got good results.”

“New services include carpet and mattress recycling at Civic Amenity and Recycling Sites, the opening of a secondary processing facility for furniture, and the continued rollout of the glass and food kerbside collection service.”

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10:27am Mon 25 Aug 14

JonnyBlueJeans says...

Good to see we're good at something. RUBBISH!!
Good to see we're good at something. RUBBISH!! JonnyBlueJeans
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11:34am Mon 25 Aug 14

teifion says...

What's that saying?

Lies, damned lies and PCCs statistics?
What's that saying? Lies, damned lies and PCCs statistics? teifion
  • Score: 1

12:03pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Flashbang says...

Recycling "lessons learned" and we're listening. And of course the same old bulls**t.
Recycling "lessons learned" and we're listening. And of course the same old bulls**t. Flashbang
  • Score: 3

8:55pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Cymru bach says...

Yet another picture of Councillor Huw George and a load of old rubbish :-)
Yet another picture of Councillor Huw George and a load of old rubbish :-) Cymru bach
  • Score: 5

2:52pm Tue 26 Aug 14

keithg1605 says...

Congratulations to the dedicated staff at the waste management department, in meeting and exceeding Welsh government targets less waste goes to landfill, which in turn means lower landfill tax and ultimately helps keeps our council tax one of the lowest in Wales let alone the savings to the environment.
PCC has had so much bad press of late its about time we recognise and offer credit when its due.
Congratulations to the dedicated staff at the waste management department, in meeting and exceeding Welsh government targets less waste goes to landfill, which in turn means lower landfill tax and ultimately helps keeps our council tax one of the lowest in Wales let alone the savings to the environment. PCC has had so much bad press of late its about time we recognise and offer credit when its due. keithg1605
  • Score: 2

7:27am Wed 27 Aug 14

Welshman23 says...

If they accepted orange bags in Winsel a lot more would be recycled. Well done to the team in Winsel and the other sites.
Can you recycle some councillors and a chief exec.
If they accepted orange bags in Winsel a lot more would be recycled. Well done to the team in Winsel and the other sites. Can you recycle some councillors and a chief exec. Welshman23
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9:04am Sun 31 Aug 14

Tttoommy says...

Welshman23 wrote:
If they accepted orange bags in Winsel a lot more would be recycled. Well done to the team in Winsel and the other sites.
Can you recycle some councillors and a chief exec.
the place I go refuses grass cuttings just because I take them in an orange bag - they've been told NO ORANGE BAGS - It's just a carrying device, I'll chuck them in the correct containber - must be some fiddle of figures to look efficient
[quote][p][bold]Welshman23[/bold] wrote: If they accepted orange bags in Winsel a lot more would be recycled. Well done to the team in Winsel and the other sites. Can you recycle some councillors and a chief exec.[/p][/quote]the place I go refuses grass cuttings just because I take them in an orange bag - they've been told NO ORANGE BAGS - It's just a carrying device, I'll chuck them in the correct containber - must be some fiddle of figures to look efficient Tttoommy
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