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RESIDENTS in Carmarthenshire are being reminded that there are changes to bin collections over the festive period.

From Wednesday December 25, to Friday December 27, collections take place two days later than usual. Then from Wednesday January 1, to Friday January 3, collections take place one day later than usual. All other days are as normal.

Due to the increased amount of waste generated at this time of year it may also take longer for the crews to complete their rounds so collections could take place up until 4pm.

Remember, the maximum number of black bags you can put out for collection is three a fortnight, so please recycle as much as possible in your blue bags and food waste bins.

Blue bags should be used to recycle all your plastic bottles, cans and foil (such as mince pie cases!), cardboard packaging, wrapping paper and Christmas cards.

Christmas food waste should go in your green food bins, which are collected weekly, so that it can be composted.

Glass bottles and jars can be recycled at glass recycling banks – we have increased provision at some of the busiest bring sites in the county to help recycle all the extra glass produced over Christmas. Visit the recycling pages on the council website for locations – please do not to leave any glass or other recyclable waste on the ground as this is fly-tipping.

Don’t forget there are also changes to recycling centre opening times over the festive period, Trostre (Llanelli), Wernddu (Ammanford), Nantycaws (Carmarthen) and Whitland are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day; and are open 8.30am to 12noon on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Please separate any recyclable items before you go; Christmas trees, electrical items and batteries can all be composted / recycled at the sites.

Visit carmarthenshire.gov.uk to check your collection day and for further information and advice.

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