Black bag changes on the way
12:23pm Monday 9th September 2013 in News
PLANS for fortnightly collections of black bag and glass waste have been given the go ahead by Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet.
There are no plans to change the collection of food waste and orange bag waste, which will continue to be collected once a week.
Councillor Huw George, Cabinet Member for Environment and Regulatory Services, said that changes had to be made in order to meet tough Welsh Government recycling targets and to make financial savings.
“If we do not meet recycling targets, the Council will face tough financial penalties which it is likely will be passed on to Council tax payers,” he said.
He added that research showed that fortnightly collections would also reduce costs by an estimated £500,000 a year.
The new fortnightly collections are to be introduced from October 14.
Householders can find out when their first fortnightly collection will be by entering their postcode into the Find My Nearest facility on www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk