Swansea Council: Rubbish fines last resort

A Swansea Council cabinet member says residents will only face a fine as a last resort and that the restriction on rubbish bags is to encourage people to recycle more.

We want to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by encouraging people to recycle more. We have a wide range of popular recycling services available for residents and the latest research shows that almost three quarters of people now put out two or less black bags.

We now want to go a step further by encouraging more people to reduce their black bag waste by limiting the amount of black bags that we'll collect.

However, we'll be working with residents to introduce these changes over time and we'll also take account of people's circumstances such as the size of their family and any obstacles to recycling. By reducing the amount of landfill we can improve the environment and reduce the cost of waste disposal for tax-payers.

– June Burtonshaw, Swansea Council cabinet member

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