A NEW recycling system is about to be introduced to residents in the Vale.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will introduce a source-separated recycling system to Penarth, Sully, Llandough and Dinas Powys from April 17.

Already operating in other areas of the Vale, the new system will require residents to sort their recycling into individual containers.

From Monday March 6, the Council will begin delivering grey caddies for glass recycling, white bags for paper recycling and orange bags for cardboard recycling to residents in the areas affected by the changes.

The council say residents should already be using a large blue bag for their recycling, and that this container should be kept and used to recycle certain plastics and metal, such as tins, under the new system.

Cllr Mark Wilson, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet member for neighbourhood and building services, said the new scheme will mean more of the material collected at the kerbside can be recycled in the UK.

“Collecting recycling in this way means a greater proportion of it can be recycled here in the UK, which is better for the environment and more cost-effective,” said Cllr Wilson.

“It has been introduced to other areas of the Vale and recycling rates have increased as a result.

“The council will be visiting the communities where these changes are being introduced over the next few weeks.

“I would encourage anyone who has any questions about this new service to come and chat to officers or find more information on the Council’s website.”

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Cllr Mark Wilson says more items will be recycled in the UK

New way to recycle batteries and small electrical items

The council is also introducing a new battery and small electrical item recycling service.

A small white bag for batteries will be delivered to all households throughout the Vale of Glamorgan. Small electrical items should be placed loosely on top of recycling caddies.          

Flats and apartment buildings that have communal waste and recycling collection points will continue with the current comingled recycling system.

Residents who live alone can apply for a quad bag, allowing them to separate their recycling in to four separate compartments in a single bag.

Leaflets explaining the changes and how to recycle under the new system will be delivered to all affected households with the new containers.

More information can be found on valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/separatedrecycling