The Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies, has announced that Neath Port Talbot Council is to receive £237,884 of funding to invest in recycling and will pay for a range of recycling containers, including reusable sacks for green waste collection, food waste bins and kitchen caddies.
Davies said: “This funding will support projects that help local authorities to meet our recycling targets as we work towards a zero waste future for Wales. Thanks to the efforts of Welsh householders and local authorities, we are now recycling over half of our municipal waste, and are looking towards our next target of recycling 58% by 2016. This investment is designed to support local authorities as they continue to make improvements.”
The funding has been awarded as part of the Collaborative Change Programme, which provides specialist advice and support to help local authorities to achieve future recycling targets with efficient services, within their financial means. The Programme was established in 2011 to help ensure that Wales meets the recycling targets set out in the Wales Waste Strategy, Towards Zero Waste. So far, 15 Welsh local authorities have received assistance from the programme.