Pembrokeshire homeowners have to use SIX bags and boxes in new council recycling scheme

Homeowners were left baffled after their council introduced a complicated new recycling scheme involving six different bags and boxes. Abercych local Marjorie Sullivan, who lives on a steep incline, said she can

Baffled homeowners have to use SIX bags and boxes in new council recycling scheme with separate receptacles for food waste, cardboard, paper, plastic, glass and batteries

  • Pembrokeshire County Council is introducing scheme to select areas tomorrow 
  • New collection was labelled too hard for some elderly and disabled people 
  • Marjorie Sullivan said she can’t carry the containers due to her health issues

Homeowners were left baffled after their council introduced a complicated new recycling scheme involving six different bags and boxes.

Pembrokeshire County Council is introducing the scheme to select areas tomorrow, but residents have blasted it for being too hard for some disabled and elderly people.

The scheme, that will hit 61,000 homes, involves one sack for card and cardboard, a blue box for paper as well as a red sack for plastic, cans, empty aerosols, foil and food and drink cartons.

Homeowners were left baffled after their council introduced a complicated new recycling scheme involving six different bags and boxes. Abercych local Marjorie Sullivan, who lives on a steep incline, said she can't carry the various containers due to her health issues

Homeowners were left baffled after their council introduced a complicated new recycling scheme involving six different bags and boxes. Abercych local Marjorie Sullivan, who lives on a steep incline, said she can’t carry the various containers due to her health issues

On top of this, there is a green box for glass bottles and jars, a bin for food waste and a separate clear plastic bag for old batteries that must be placed on top of the green food waste caddy. 

This collection will happen every week. 

Each house is only allowed three general waste bags – with bigger households able to get more – which will be collected every three weeks.

Abercych local Marjorie Sullivan, who lives on a steep incline, told the BBC: ‘I will not be able to carry all the boxes and bags, with the health issues I’ve got. I can’t do it.’

Diagrams from the council's website show the various containers residents will now be expected to recycle

Diagrams from the council’s website show the various containers residents will now be expected to recycle

She said the council told her she wouldn’t get any help to make the collection.

Residents who repeatedly fail to recycle face a ‘last resort’ fine of £150- which is reduced if paid before a set date.

Welsh councils themselves will face fines of £200 for every tonne of recycling that is under the 70 per cent target they must hit by 2024.

In the last year, Pembrokeshire council recycled 62 per cent of their rubbish. 

The new scheme involves: one sack for card and cardboard; a blue box for paper; a red sack for plastic, cans, empty aerosols, foil and food and drink cartons; a green box for glass bottles and jars, a bin for food waste and a separate clear plastic bag for batteries that must be placed on top of the green food waste caddy

The new scheme involves: one sack for card and cardboard; a blue box for paper; a red sack for plastic, cans, empty aerosols, foil and food and drink cartons; a green box for glass bottles and jars, a bin for food waste and a separate clear plastic bag for batteries that must be placed on top of the green food waste caddy

At the moment, residents have a small bin for food waste, a bag for plastics and tins and a container for glass.

Environmental services chief at Pembrokeshire Council Richard Brown said: ‘We need to hit our statutory targets.’

He added: ‘If the household doesn’t have anybody that can assist with putting these out, we will offer assisted collections.’

Residents who repeatedly fail to recycle face a 'last resort' fine of £150- which is reduced if paid before a set date

Residents who repeatedly fail to recycle face a ‘last resort’ fine of £150- which is reduced if paid before a set date

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