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New recycling system starts in Rhiwbina and Birchgrove next week

The new recycling collection system comes to Rhiwbina and Heath/ Birchgrove next week (20 February).

As we reported last month, people in Rhiwbina, Heath West, Radyr, Llandaff, Pentyrch, Gabalfa, Pentwyn, Grangetown, Ely, Splott and Trowbridge, who were not part of Cardiff Council's recycling trials, will need to start separating their recycling from Tuesday 20 February.

From that date, instead of the single-use green recycling bags, you'll need to separate your recycling into the new separate containers:

Blue caddy for glass bottles and jars;

Reusable red sack for cans, aerosols and foil; plastic bottles, pots, tubs, and trays; and food and drinlk cartons;

Reusable blue sack for cardboard and paper.

The council will collect the red and blue sack contents every week, and the blue caddy contents every two weeks on the same day as your general waste (black bin).

The changes, which have already been introduced in much of Cardiff and are similar to many other systems around the country, are designed to ensure more recycling material stays in the UK, reduce the use of single-use plastic bags, enable more items to be recycled (eg Tetra Pak in the red sack), and help Cardiff meet Welsh Government targets.

The council has been delivering new recycling containers to homes, along with a leaflet explaining how to use them.

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