The Recycle for Carmarthenshire website has been shortlisted in the CIPR Wales PRide Awards 2012
The awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, recognise excellence in public relations and communications.
The council’s recycling website www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/recycling
has been shortlisted in the category for Best Digital Campaign.
The winner will be announced at the Hilton Cardiff Hotel on Friday, October 19.
The website was launched earlier this year to help residents to recycle and reduce their rubbish.
It is packed full of information, news and advice as well as quick links to order more blue bags; request a replacement green bin or find your nearest recycling centre.
There is information on all of the council’s waste services as well as advice on real nappies, home composting and reducing your food waste.
The Greenies and Meanies – the 3D characters made out of everyday rubbish such as paper, cans and bottles – are also featured and with four online games to play, the website is fun, educational and interactive.
Carmarthenshire is currently recycling approximately 49% of its waste but must achieve a 52% recycling target by the end of 2012/13 and 70% by 2025.
Executive Board Member for Street Scene Cllr Colin Evans said: “I am delighted that the recycling website has been shortlisted in the CIPR awards.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for residents to recycle and it is important that they have as much information as possible available to them. Figures show that people are using the site to find out more and to carry out key tasks such as ordering more blue bags.
“We have strict recycling and landfill targets to meet and it is vital we all reduce our waste and recycle as much as we can.”