CEREDIGION COUNTY COUNCIL (CCC) is reviewing the way it collects waste and recycling from the kerbside, with one of the options considered being a kerbside collection of glass.
In order to fully consider the options, a glass collection trial is necessary so that they can collect robust data.
The glass trial will be carried out on the Penparc and North Cardigan collection route where the waste is collected on a Friday. This particular collection route has been specifically chosen as a monitoring area since November 2014 as it is fairly representative of the situation across Ceredigion.
In order to provide the trial as cost effectively as possible, CCC is working with colleagues in Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC), who have kindly offered to help. The boxes, collection vehicle and driver will be provided by PCC.
However, most of the crew working on the vehicle are CCC staff members. As the trial area is located near the border with Pembrokeshire it is an ideal area to trial the service and to collaborate with our neighbouring authority.
By conducting a glass trial in this area it will help give the council a clearer picture on what would happen within Ceredigion as a whole if they were able to roll the service out county wide. The trial will be conducted for an initial period of six months.
A Cardigan resident commented: “It is an excellent idea, I genuinely hope it’s a success and I look forward to having empty shelves where my old glass is collecting dust whilst I keep forgetting to take it to the recycling bank.”
Councillor Alun Williams, Cabinet Member for Transport, Waste and Carbon Management, said: “We are looking forward to trialling a regular kerbside collection of glass in the north Cardigan area. If the trial is successful, as I very much hope it will be, we can then consider expanding this service across the whole county.”
He adds: “Glass is a material that is a 100% recyclable and yet our data suggest that it is one of the recyclable materials most commonly still put in black residual waste bags. There is clearly an opportunity to improve our recycling performance further, by making it easier for households to recycle their bottles. I’m optimistic that residents and the Council can work together to achieve this.”
Young boy approached by man in Aberystwyth
DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating a suspicious incident following a report that a man approached a young boy at the Glanceulan Estate, Penrhyncoch, Aberystwyth on Saturday (Jan 14).
The incident occurred between 3pm and 3:45pm.
The boy was not hurt in any way and did not engage in conversation with the man. Officers attended the area immediately but the man was not located.
The man is described as being dressed in dark/black trainers, trousers and jacket and carrying a mobile phone.
Enquiries are continuing and police are carrying out extra patrols in the area.
PC Sarah Edwards said: “We’re carrying out enquiries to try to identify this man. I must emphasise that no one was hurt and that officers are doing everything we can to identify the person and to make sure the area remains safe.”
“Anyone with information is urged to call 101.”
Time running out for Euromillions winner to claim £1,000,000
THERE are just days left for one lucky winner to claim a Euromillions prize of £1,000,000 and a ‘Luxury Trip to the Gold Coast’.
The winning ticket for the July 29 draw last year was bought in Carmarthenshire and the ticket had the winning UK Millionaire Maker code of BRR 888846.
If you have any old tickets lying around, check it as soon as possible – if it has that code on it, pick up the phone and claim your prize!
The deadline to claim the prize is next Wednesday, January 25.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery said: “Time really is running out for the winner of this prize, but we are still hopeful that someone will come forward at the very last minute to claim the money.
“We’re urging everyone to check their old tickets one final time or look anywhere a missing EuroMillions ticket could be hiding.
“This life-changing prize could really help to make dreams become a reality for someone out there.”
If the prize isn’t claimed the funds will go to Lottery funded organisations around the UK.
To claim the prize call 0844 338 7551 or email email@example.com
Low unemployment figures for 18 – 24 year olds in Ceredigion
NEWLY released figures show that the number of young people claiming benefits in Ceredigion is the second lowest in Wales.
The figures, which have been released by the Department for Work and Pensions, show that just 1.1% of persons aged 18 – 24 in Ceredigion are claiming job seekers’ allowance.
That figure translates to just 525 people, and is 1% below the whole of Wales.
Since 2010, this figure has seen a 42% reduction in Ceredigion and across Wales 39,000 more people are now in work.
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