Denbighshire’s new Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP) collections will be launched in a pilot scheme from September 2023.
The new scheme will initially be available to residents with LL16 or LL17 postcodes but will be rolled out to the rest of the county at a later date.
This free weekly service has been launched to reduce the amount of waste in residents’ black bins, as currently, 20% of this is AHP waste. It is part of wider work the Council is undertaking to improve recycling rates in the county.
Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said, “We’re starting by collecting this waste separately now so that when a contract is in place with a recycling facility, we’ll be ready to recycle it straight away. In future, this waste could be used to produce a variety of new products, which might include fibreboards and acoustic panels for floors and walls, and as an engineering material used in road surfaces.”
He went on to say, “While it’s great that we’re looking at even more things we can recycle, we also encourage residents to consider other ways of reducing their waste. One way of doing this is using reusable nappies which is a cheaper alternative to disposable nappies. The Council offers a reusable nappy voucher scheme to help residents by providing £25 worth of vouchers to buy reusable nappies.”
The new AHP collection service will be available to households with babies or children in nappies, and adults who use incontinence products. Registration for the service will open on Monday, 3 July with collections starting from Monday, 11 September.
Further information about the new service, including how to register, will be available from Monday 3 July on the Council’s website on www.denbighshire.gov.uk/recycling