Council on target with waste and recycling performance

Blaenau Gwent has once again achieved its annual waste and recycling targets. A report presented to the Place Scrutiny Committee today showed that Blaenau Gwent has achieved a recycling rate of 66.71% , exceeding the Welsh Governments set target of 64%. This ranks Blaenau Gwent Council as 9th overall in Wales for 2022-23 compared to other Welsh Authorities.

Our recycling performance continues to support the Council’s Corporate Plan in the priority of ‘Respond to the nature and climate crisis and enable connected communities’, which is to increase the rate of recycling and achieve national targets. Overall the figures set out in the Waste and Recycling Performance Report 2022-23 are very promising for the future and on target to meet the 70% recycling figure, set for Local Authorities by Welsh Government by 2024-25.

Councillor Helen Cunningham, the Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Place & Environment said:
"I would like to thank Blaenau Gwent residents for continuing to embrace recycling to help meet the target requirements set by Welsh Government to get to 70% recycling by 2024-25. We can all make a difference and every single person that recycles all the waste they can is helping tackle the climate emergency.”