Over £950,000 Investment In Rhondda Cynon Taf Recycling

02-04-14(4)picMinister for Natural Resources and Food Alun Davies has announced £952,000 funding for specialist vehicles and a recycling centre in Rhondda Cynon Taf. 

The funding will help to fund the construction of a community recycling centre in Llantrisant and help to purchase four specialist vehicles for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council¹s ongoing disposable nappy recycling scheme. The investment will also be used for promotional communications to encourage households to recycle more waste.

Alun Davies said: “We have ambitious recycling targets in Wales, as we are committed to zero waste going to landfill by 2050. Households in Rhondda Cynon Taf are recycling more than ever, and this investment is designed to help support this.

“The funding is part of Welsh Government investment of £11.5m over three years to improve recycling across Wales through the Collaborative Change Programme.”

Cllr Andrew Morgan, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member – “We are pleased and grateful to have secured Welsh Government funding not only to continue, but to expand, the innovative recycling services we offer to residents so they, in turn, can support the ongoing zero waste drive”

Cllr Andrew Morgan, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Frontline Services, said: “We are pleased and grateful to have secured Welsh Government funding not only to continue, but to expand, the innovative recycling services we offer to residents so they, in turn, can support the ongoing zero waste drive.

“Rhondda Cynon Taf Council relies upon each and every resident playing their part and recycling where they can. This is why we are committed to making recycling as easy as we can, with convenient weekly collections, accessible Community Recycling Services and the introduction of food waste and nappy recycling.”

The Welsh Government’s Collaborative Change Programme is open to all Welsh local authorities and provides specialist advice to help them to make improvements to achieve recycling targets with efficient services, within their financial means.

Last year Wales reached its statutory target of recycling 52 percent of waste collected and the next recycling target is 58 percent of waste collected by local authorities in 2015/16.

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