Carmarthenshire residents are being reminded that there are changes to bin collections over the Easter holidays.
From Friday, April 19 until Friday, April 26, collections will take place one day later than usual. These changes also affect garden waste customers. So for example, if your collection is due on Friday it won’t be picked up until Saturday and so on. Please make sure you put your bins out by 6am on your collection day.
A number of residents have recently been affected by a change in their collection day; please use our online checker if you are unsure of your collection day / bag colour.
Please remember to recycle using your blue bags – it is estimated that 90 million chocolate Easter eggs are bought in the UK every year, that’s a lot of cardboard, foil and plastic packaging!
And if you are making a big Easter lunch for all the family, make sure you either compost your vegetable peelings or they go into your food bin, which is collected weekly, along with any leftovers – including bones from meat or fish dishes. An analysis of black bags carried out by the council showed that as much as a quarter of our black bags still contained food waste. Furthermore, almost three-quarters of it was avoidable and nearly half was still in its packaging!
Glass bottles and jars can be recycled at your nearest glass recycling bank; visit the recycling pages on the website for locations.
The recycling centres in Trostre (Llanelli), Wernddu (Ammanford), Nantycaws (Carmarthen) and Whitland are all open as usual over the Easter period. Check opening times on the website, please remember to take your driving licence, Council Tax bill or utility bill (no older than three months) with you as proof of residency.
Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “If you have food waste, and let’s face it most of us do, anything at all even just tea bags should be placed in your food bin rather than your black bag as it is important it does not go to landfill. Please recycle as much as possible this Easter using your food bins and blue bags.”