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Welsh trial aims towards 70% recycling

The Welsh government is to spend £400,000 piloting a weekly dry recyclables and food waste kerbside collection scheme.

The trial, which will also include fortnightly residual waste collections and a further pick-up of recyclables including batteries and textiles, will run for 2,500 households in Merthyr Tydfil.

Environment minister John Griffiths said: “The Welsh Government has set out ambitious targets for recycling. We are working towards 70% recycling by 2025 and zero waste by 2050.

“The pilot I am announcing today will test whether this innovative kerbside sort method can help deliver 70% recycling in Merthyr.” 

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