Results of Neath Port Talbot Kerbside Residual Waste Analysis 2015
The good news is that residual waste in black bags and wheelie bins has reduced by 16,000 tonnes since 2009 and residents in Neath Port Talbot are really good at recycling glass, plastic bottles and cans.
The graph below shows that although there is less residual waste overall, there is still a lot of waste in bins and black bags that could be recycled. For example we need to do more to recycle food waste – researchers found a lot of food waste in bins still in its packaging.
We need to achieve strict recycling targets set by the Welsh Government to avoid costly fines. Our current target is 58% which we are on course to achieve. The waste analysis shows us where we need to increase our efforts to recycle more. This will help reduce waste even further and go a long way to achieve our next recycling target of 64% by 2020.
If you are unsure of what can be recycled, or if you need more recycling kit, go to our recycling pages.
||News and Magazines
||Glass bottles and jars
||Rubble and Soil
||Other plastic packaging
||Other dense plastic
||Textiles and footwear
||Wood and Cork
||Other Hazardous Waste
||Items under <10mm