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Education Stations to help residents at Recycling Centres


Waste Education Officers will be checking bagged waste brought to general waste skips at recycling centres to ensure that all recyclable material is removed before the skip is used.


Only after residents have removed items that can be recycled and made sure that this material is sorted into the correct recycling skips on site, can the remaining bagged waste be thrown into the general waste skip.


Residents who refuse to show Waste Education Officers the contents of their bags will be asked to take them home to separate the items. Both Household Waste Recycling Centres in Cardiff will continue to allow general waste to be disposed of on site and there is no limit on the amount put into the appropriate skip. The recycling centre Education Stations are launched on January 28, 2019.


Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, Cllr Michael Michael said: "We are introducing Education Stations at our recycling centres to increase understanding amongst the public on what can and can't be recycled. A lot of people innocently include recyclable material within their general household waste because they don't realise it can be recycled. Our Education Officers will help people increase the amount they recycle. The fact is that despite providing recycling skips for over 20 different materials, residents are only recycling 69% of their material at our recycling centres. We need to increase this in order to meet our statutory recycling target."


Cardiff has two Household Waste Recycling Centres, Bessemer Close in Leckwith and Lamby Way in Rumney. Cardiff Council is required to reach a statutory recycling target of 64% by April 2020.