Recycling and Bin Collections Public Consultation

  • Consultation period: 21/01/2019 - 01/03/2019 ~ 23:59
  • Audience: All Carmarthenshire Residents
  • Area: Carmarthenshire
  • Council department / service: Environment, Waste & Environmental Services

Why are we consulting

We want to know your opinion on the current recycling and bin collection service that we provide, to help us decide what changes need to be made to increase our recycling rate in the future. Recycling plays an important role in protecting our environment from over exploitation and ensuring that resources are available for future generations. For this reason the Welsh Government has strict recycling targets in place, which Councils in Wales have to meet, or face a fine. Our next recycling target will be 2019/2020 at 64% and it can only be achieved by the cooperation of Carmarthenshire residents and the Authority providing the best possible service with the available resource.

By 2025 we need to be recycling 70% of our waste. To achieve this ambitious target we need your help. We have made this consultation available to the public so that we can discover what barriers to recycling people are currently facing. We also want to allow you to share with us the best way you believe we can get more people to recycle more of the time. Our current recycling methods are a mix of individual domestic and community based schemes comprising of blue bag dry recycling and food waste collections at kerbside to Household Waste Recycling Centres along with glass and textile recycling centres. We would be grateful if you were to assist us in enhancing these facilities for the residents of Carmarthenshire in order to achieve our targets together.

How to get involved

Please complete the Recycling Bin Collections Public Consultation survey.

Online Survey

Next Steps

The information gathered from this consultation will be used when considering potential changes to the recycling and bin collection service and wider recycling initiatives. Any changes to services following this consultation will be communicated to the public.