Recycling challenge for Ammanford residents

Residents in Ammanford are being urged to take up the challenge to recycle at least one more item from around the home.
The council’s recycling team will be in Quay Street in the town centre on Friday, September 11 between 10am and 3pm to encourage people to recycle as much as possible, and not just in the kitchen.
They will be able to answer any general recycling questions and will have information leaflets as well as blue bags and replacement food bins for those that need them.
Executive Board Member for Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “Most people regularly recycle items like plastic milk bottles and glass jars, but it’s just as easy to recycle many other items from the bathroom, living room and even the bedroom.
“Empty aerosol cans, plastic coat hangers, toilet roll tubes, toothpaste boxes, shampoo/shower gel bottles, bottle tops, receipts and envelopes can all be recycled in your blue bag.”
Figures show that approximately 60% of rubbish in Carmarthenshire is being recycled, but the Welsh Government has set a target of 70% to achieve by 2024/25.
“I want to thank residents for all their efforts, we are doing really well; but if we can recycle those items that are sometimes forgotten it will make a big difference.”
Visit the council website for more information on what can be recycled in your blue bag.

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