Information card drop ahead of Pembrokeshire fortnightly bin collections
11:19am Friday 27th September 2013 in Milford Mercury news
The introduction of fortnightly black bag waste collections moves a step closer this week.
From Monday September 30th, every household in Pembrokeshire will receive a card detailing how the new service will affect them.
It follows Pembrokeshire County Council’s decision to move to a fortnightly service for general black bag and glass waste.
Food waste and orange bag waste will continue to be collected weekly.
Until now general black bag waste, has been collected once a week – along with food and orange bag recyclable waste.
Councillor Huw George, Cabinet Member for Environment and Regulatory Services, said that changes had to be made in order to meet Welsh Government recycling targets and to make financial savings.
“Fortnightly black bag collections will divert more rubbish into recycling bringing environmental benefits and enabling Pembrokeshire to meet its future Welsh Government statutory recycling target,” he said.
The council reminded owners and agents of holiday accommodation that waste and recycling produced by holiday lets and bed and breakfast accommodation is considered non domestic/trade waste.
A Trade Waste Agreement needs to be in place for this waste to be collected by the county council.
This black bag waste and glass waste will also be collected fortnightly while recycling and food waste will remain weekly.
The new fortnightly collections – both domestic and trade waste - will be introduced from October 14th and will apply to all households apart from some flats and multi occupancy properties that do not receive food and glass collections. These will continue to have weekly black bag collections until alternative arrangements can be made.
Collection days will remain unchanged although collection times could alter.
Householders can also find out when their first fortnightly collection will be by entering their postcode into the Find My Nearest facility on www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk Further information about trade waste is available by contacting the Trade Waste Section on 01437 775149 or by email to: email@example.com
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