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Llanboidy residents urged to recycle household rubbish
RESIDENTS in Llandboidy are being urged to have a good clear out and recycle any rubbish they have lying around the home.
A ‘Recycling on the go’ event is being held on Saturday (September 3) in the village car park between 8am and 10.30am.
Householders can take advantage of this one-off chance to dispose of any large items of rubbish for free.
Most household waste can be taken along including bulky waste items such as furniture and electrical goods. However, asbestos, tyres, paint, garden chemicals, batteries, gas bottles, construction waste and trade waste will not be accepted. As much as possible will be recycled.
The event has been organised by Carmarthenshire County Council and the aim is to encourage residents to dispose of waste that may otherwise be fly-tipped as well as encourage them to recycle and/or reuse as much of their rubbish as possible.
Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Philip Hughes said: “Bulky waste such as furniture, wood and cardboard left lying in and around homes is a fire hazard and can result in fly-tipping, which is not only a nuisance and unattractive, but is also environmentally harmful and potentially dangerous.
“Much of our waste can also be reused or recycled, from carpets and mattresses to small electrical items and furniture. All the waste brought along to the event will be sorted and as much of it as possible is recycled.”
If residents have any large items of waste to dispose of throughout the year they can use one of the county’s five Household Waste Recycling Centres or request a bulky waste collection from the council for a small charge of £12 for up to three items. For further information call Carmarthenshire Direct on 01267 234567 or visit www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk