Consultation on Cardiff’s draft waste strategy begins on July 30th

An eight week consultation on Cardiff's draft waste strategy will start on July 30th.

Cardiff has the highest recycling rate of any Core City in the UK, but due to challenging recycling targets that have been set by the Welsh Government, the recycling rate has to continue to increase from 58% to 64% by April 2020 and then up to 70% by 2025.

Failure to reach the targets that have been set will result in a £200 fine for every tonne which is missed from the target.

The public consultation will look at a number of themes to increase the city's recycling rate which includes:

        How residents are currently recycling

        What can be done to increase recycling further

        Increasing recycling rates at Household Waste Recycling Centres

        Green waste collections during the winter months

        Reviewing the efficiency of future waste collections


The online survey is quick and easy to fill out and is available through the following link:

Paper copies will also be sent at random to households across the city. Cardiff residents who complete the surveywill be entered into a prize draw for an opportunity to win two tickets for Florence and the Machine at Motorpoint Arena on 26thNovember, thanks to our friends at Motorpoint.


Cabinet Member for Clean Streets and Recycling, Councillor Michael Michael said: "This consultation is asking the public their views on a range of issues, so that we can continue to improve and further increase the city's recycling rate. The cost of getting this wrong is significant, so this is why it is so important for residents to engage in this process.

"Cardiff is the capital city, so we do face different challenges compared to other parts of Wales. When comparing to other cities in the UK, our recycling performance is very good but we do have more to do and we cannot do it without the help and support from residents.

"Separate to the city wide consultation, we will also be bringing in a trial for 17,000 properties to collect glass separately from other recyclable materials. If successful, this will then be rolled out to every household in the city.

"During early September, local councillors which represent the areas where the pilot scheme will take place will receive information on the scheme. Residents will then be posted information to their homes in early September and support will be made available to ensure the scheme is trialled correctly."

"The new way of collecting glass will improve the quality of the city's recycling, reduce damage to our recycling machinery and save tax payers money."

When the public consultation on the draft waste strategy ends on September 30th, the findings will be collated and will be presented to the cabinet at a future date.