Improvements to Waste and Recycling Services
A review of our services and the waste arisings and population spread in Pembrokeshire has brought about the following key service changes:
- Our fleet was replaced with twin stream vehicles in early 2012 (Black bag waste & glass collected on one vehicle, orange bags & food on another).
- Food waste collections are available to all households
- Glass collections are available to all households
- A separate chargeable fortnightly green waste collection service has been introduced.
- Bulking facilities have been developed at certain depots and CA sites and other waste transfer locations to reduce tipping downtime.
- Residual waste and glass collections are fortnightly with orange bags and food waste collected weekly
- Bring site provision across the County has been reviewed and wheeled bins in bespoke housings are being introduced at the majority of sites which will allow them to be serviced by the refuse and recycling fleet.
- Opportunities have and will continue to be sought for the more efficient procurement of goods and services by working regionally.
- Pembrokeshire County Council has entered into a 13 year Contract with the Central Wales hub, comprising Powys and Ceredigion, for the Anaerobic Digestion of collected food wastes. We have been able to utilise Welsh Government funding towards the processing of the food waste.
- Pembrokeshire County Council has entered into a Regional Contract with Ceredigion County Council to process residual waste into refuse derived fuel (RDF) for export to Sweden where the waste will be disposed of at a reduced cost using combined heat and power technology (CHP) to extract energy.