Long-term recycling plans to be discussed in Swansea
DETAILED plans to manage waste in Swansea until 2016 could be adopted by Swansea Council.
A report on the Municipal Waste Strategy 2011-2016 will go before the Council's Cabinet for adoption following a public consultation on the document.
The Council highlights methods it will use to work towards meeting a 70% recycling target by 2025.
The strategy aims to cover all aspects of waste collection in the city including kerbside collection, Civic Amenity Sites and the amount of landfill space available in the city.
The recycling percentage achieved in Swansea in 2010/11 was 40.4%. This needs to increase to 52% by 2012/13.
Cllr John Hague, Cabinet Member for the Environment in Swansea Council, said: "It's vital that we have a long-term vision and a plan to deal with municipal waste in Swansea.
"All councils in Wales will be expected to recycle 70% of their waste by 2025 and we need to ensure we are moving in the right direction to achieve these targets."
If Cabinet endorses the strategy, it will then be recommended for adoption by Council.
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