The Welsh Government has set statutory targets for recycling with a 70% target by 2025 and to be a zero waste (100% recycling) nation by 2050. Local authorities that fail to meet the targets could face large financial penalties.
We are currently recycling approximately 60% in Carmarthenshire.
The Landfill Allowances Scheme (LAS) limits the amount of biodegradable municipal waste - such as paper, cardboard and kitchen scraps - that councils are allowed to send to landfill. If councils exceed these limits, it can lead to fines.
Figures show Carmarthenshire has again reduced the amount of waste it is sending to landfill.
During 2014/15 the county sent 7,175 tonnes of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) to landfill – that’s just 31% of its 23,151 tonnes allowance.