A range of new recycling services will be provided in South Wales after a £5m EU funding boost.
The European Regional Development Fund has provided the cash for the South West Wales Materials Efficiency project.
The funding will help Pembrokeshire County Council and Carmarthenshire County Council to introduce several environmental initiatives.
In Pembrokeshire these will include a kerbside glass collection service; a civic amenity recycling site; and litter recycling bins on 13 Blue Flag beaches.
Meanwhile, in Carmarthenshire, eight recycling and composting sites will be run by community groups, and 20 bring sites will be developed.
Deputy minister for European programmes Alun Davies said: “Promoting resource efficiency by reusing and recycling will help minimise the production and landfill of waste, creating huge benefits for the environment, economy and our well-being.
“Through our successful management of EU resources I am delighted that we have been able to invest in this project which will not only reduce our ecological footprint, but also help to create jobs and support sustainable development.”