Swansea falling short of recycling target which must be met by end of March
SWANSEA Council is urging residents to get on board with recycling in an effort to meet government recycling targets.
All councils in Wales need to achieve a 52 per cent recycling rate by the end of this month.
Last year residents helped recycle just over 45 per cent of waste produced in the city.
Ian Whettleton, waste manager for Swansea Council, said: "Every home has the opportunity to dispose of their household waste responsibly. We've developed a wide range of kerbside collection services that can help residents get rid of most of the waste produced at home.
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"Some residents recycle more than others and there are plenty of homes still not recycling at all."
One of those recycling schemes is food waste. In 2012, the council collected 7,200 tonnes of leftover food from homes. The waste is converted into compost instead of being left to rot in landfill sites.
He added: "Our food waste collection service is a much better way of disposing of leftover food. It's collected weekly and can be disposed of in a secure bin instead of a black bag."