The decision to deliver blue bags to each household was made following resident feedback – people asked for blue bags to be more accessible to help them recycle more.
Crews are delivering to all households in Carmarthenshire and are due to complete deliveries by the end of February.
Anyone who has not received a delivery by the end of February is asked to contact the council’s customer services – people are advised not to worry if some households in their area, or friends and family, have already received their supply.
Households, such as large families, which may require additional rolls, can collect from 10 collection points allocated across the county, along with the mobile library service. The outlets are Carmarthen and Ammanford Customer Service Centres; the Hub in Llanelli; Coleshill cash desk Llanelli; Municipal Buildings Llandeilo; St Clears Leisure Centre; Newcastle Emlyn Library; Llandovery swimming pool; Ceredigion council offices in Lampeter and Llandysul library. People will no longer need to order bags online.
The council’s executive board member for environment, Cllr Hazel Evans, said: “This has been a massive undertaking in getting to over 86,000 households across the county and deliveries have taken longer than expected on this first delivery, but by doing this I hope that every home will find it easier to recycle more of their waste in their blue bags instead of sending it to landfill.
“By delivering blue bags to homes we are ensuring that everyone is equipped to recycle. Residents who found collecting bags from outlets awkward due to opening times or were unsure of where to collect more bags, can now rest assured that they will have an ample supply to recycle properly.”
There is no limit on the amount of blue recycling bags which can put out for collection. People are asked to rinse the items and place into the bags dry. All items that can be recycled from your home such as aerosol cans, foil, food and drinks cans, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and pots can all be recycled in blue bags.