How’s this for a rubbish day out?
HAVE you ever wondered what happens to your recycling once it leaves your doorstep?
If so, Swansea Council has organised a number of open days at the main household recycling centre and waste transfer station in Llansamlet.
Visitors will get a guided tour of the busy council operation which sees thousands of tonnes of recyclable materials, including glass bottles, tin cans, plastic and paper.
The recycling open days will take place on October 15 and 31 and will include four tours each day.
June Burtonshaw, the council’s cabinet member for place said: “I’m sure most residents don’t really know what happens to their household waste once it’s collected.
“The baling plant is the place where kerbside recycling is sorted after collection crews have picked it up from residents homes.
“We want to give residents the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes once all the recycling reaches the waste transfer station.”
Visitors will also get the chance to pop into the on-site shop which has shelves full of items originally destined for the landfill site.
The council set up the shop last year and since then thousands of items have been given a new lease of life.
The Baling Plant and Recycling Centre have recently been recognised for the way in which they are managed and have been credited by external assessors as one of the best waste operations in the country.
Mrs Burtonshaw added: “It's reassuring to know that the staff who work at the site are aiming to provide the highest level of service possible and ensure recycling is dealt with in a safe and well managed way.”