ENVIRONMENT officers in Carmarthenshire are taking to the streets as part of a major drive to boost recycling.
Staff from the county council will be visiting homes to give residents help and advice on recycling their rubbish.
The door-to-door exercise is about to get underway in Carmarthen and will be rolled out to other areas of the county.
Officers hope to find out how much people are recycling and what their views are on the council’s kerbside schemes.
They will also be able to give advice on how to recycle more household waste.
The move comes as the council has achieved Welsh Assembly recycling targets of 40 per cent.
Sustainability officer Tina Brice said: “This exercise is designed to find out more about participation levels on the blue bag and food waste scheme, and to give help and advice to residents.
“We want to encourage residents to use their blue bags and food waste caddies as much as possible to reduce the amount in black bags that end up on landfill sites.
“We also want to thank householders for doing their bit to help us reach 40 per cent. The recycling targets are going to get much tougher during the next few years so we must do all we can to recycle as much as possible.”
More than 75,000 households in Carmarthenshire benefit from kerbside recycling, and the green bin/blue bag scheme has been a huge success since it was launched in February 2008.
Environment Executive Board Member cllr Philip Hughes said: “The council is committed to boosting the recycling rates in Carmarthenshire. All the work we are doing will improve and protect our environment now and for future generations.”