Ceredigion consults on how to improve recycling

Ceredigion Council are conducting a consultation on how to take forward their recycling service after the National Assembly asked councils to look at how they can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Ceredigion currently recycles more waste than any other local authority in Wales. The options being looked at for improving this further include:
· increasing the number of houses offered kerbside recycling
· changes to the way recyclables are collected,
· increasing the separate food waste collection service
· changing the way the Council collects waste that can’t be recycled

Particularly under scrutiny is food waste. When this goes to landfill it breaks down and produces methane, a much more powerful contributor to climate change than carbon dioxide. Currently around 5000 households in the Aberystwyth area receive a food waste collection service and expanding this into other areas is a strong possibility together with encouragement for traditional garden composting.

You can access the consultation at: