Bridgend Council backs nationwide recycling campaign

Wales is already the third best recycling nation in the world and now Bridgend County Borough Council is backing the nationwide movement to number one.

Recycle Week which is being held this week is the largest national annual recycling campaign and is now in its 18th year.

Recycling plays an essential role in tackling climate change and it’s a simple thing that everyone can do to help make a real impact.

Over the past few years, recycling in Bridgend county borough has soared. We are now recycling 69 per cent of our waste – up from just 46 per cent in 2010.

The Deputy Leader, Cllr Hywel Williams said: “Recycling is now the norm in Bridgend county borough and most of us recycle regularly as part of our daily routine.

“We’re recycling fruit and vegetable peelings, eggshells, tea bags and plate scrapings in our food caddies; recycling from every room in the home and recycling those tricky items such as empty aerosols.

“We should be proud of our recycling efforts, but we must keep up our good work. Let’s continue recycling everything we can from all around the home and help get Wales to number one.”

To learn more about the mission, visit Wales Recycles website, keep an eye out for campaign activity on social media or join the conversation using #RecycleWeek and #BeMightyRecycle.


Below are some mighty tips for us all to help get Wales to number one


  • Recycling our food waste is one of the easiest ways to give our recycling rate a big boost. Put any food waste, however small, in your food waste caddy to ensure it gets collected every week.


  • Recycling doesn’t stop at the kitchen door; remember to recycle from other rooms too. You’d be amazed just how much bathroom waste such as empty shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and shower gel bottles can be recycled.


  • Most people know that water bottles, cans, and paper and card can be recycled, but don’t forget that you can also recycle more unusual items such as empty aerosols. And if you’re not sure what you can and can’t recycle in your local area, visit Wales Recycles’ Recycling Locator.


  • Squash your cans, pots, tubs and trays to save space in your recycling bag, bin, box or caddy. Give them a quick rinse when you are washing up before recycling them.


  • If Wales is going to get to number one, we all have to play our part. This means spreading the Mighty Mission on social media by sharing your recycling pics and tips using #BeMightyRecycle and #RecycleWeek.


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