BLUE bags currently being delivered free to every household in Carmarthenshire are being stolen after they have been left by crews, it has been claimed.

Council staff have received notification from residents that their allocations have been taken by other individuals and without the authority’s consent.

By the end of February, each household will have received three rolls of blue recycling bags.

The decision to deliver to each household was made following resident feedback – people asked for blue bags to be more accessible to help them recycle more.

Executive board member responsible for environment, Cllr Hazel Evans, said: “I would like to reassure people that everyone will have a delivery of their allocation of three rolls before the end of the month and anyone who hasn’t had their delivery as of yet and requires a roll in the meantime can visit one of our official outlets.

“If anyone comes across people taking someone else’s allocation I would encourage them to inform us of any information and give us as much detail as possible, for example their car registration, that will help us to identify the individuals carrying out this activity so that we can investigate further.”

Anyone who has not received a delivery by the end of February is asked to contact the council’s customer services.

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