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No change for waste collections August bank holiday

Residents in Swansea will get their household waste collected this coming Bank Holiday Monday.

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Swansea Council has confirmed its plans to collect refuse and recycling on residents' normal collection days and not collect a day later as it has done in previous years.

The changes have been made to make it easier for residents during holiday periods and provide a more efficient waste collection service.

Bank holiday collections earlier this year were also completed using the same arrangements.

Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment Services, said: "We are always looking at ways of providing a more efficient collection service that will make it more straightforward for residents.

"The Easter and May Day bank holidays were our first opportunities to make the switch back to normal collection days. We will now be doing the same on August Bank Holiday Monday.

"This effectively means all waste and recycling collections throughout that week will take place as normal with no collections a day later."

The Council is also reminding residents about what can and can't go in the pink plastic collection.

The advice follows minor changes to the kerbside collection service where residents are being asked not to place soft plastics, including carrier bags and plastic film, into the recycling sack.

Recycling firms that the Council have contracts with have asked for these materials not to be included because they get caught in the machinery used to recycle harder plastics.

Cllr Thomas added: "It may seem like a backward step for some residents when we are asking them to put plastic film and carrier bags into black bag waste. We clearly want residents to recycle as much as possible so we continue to meet government targets.

"Importantly we also need to respond to companies working with the council so we only provide them with the materials they require."

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