RESIDENTS are being reminded that there are changes to bin collections over the May bank holidays.
From Monday, May 7, until Friday, May 11, and from Monday, May 28, until Friday, June 1, collections will take place one day later than usual. So for example, if your collection is due on Monday it won’t be picked up until Tuesday and so on.
These changes also affect garden waste and trade waste customers.
The recycling centres in Trostre (Llanelli), Wernddu (Ammanford), Nantycaws (Carmarthen) and Whitland are all open as usual over the bank holidays.
All recycling centres are now operating summer opening hours, 8.30am-7pm.
To find out when your bins are being collected or for more information on recycling visit Carmarthenshire County Council’s website www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales
Cllr Hazel Evans, executive board member for environment, said: “Please remember to recycle using your blue bags. Items such as plastic bottles, food tins, aerosol cans, magazines and catalogues, plastic coat hangers and cardboard can all be recycled in the blue bag. Information and advice is available on the council’s website.
“In Carmarthenshire about a quarter of a typical black bag still contains food waste, and half of that is still in its packaging.
“Reduce your food waste and save money, visit the Love Food Hate Waste website for advice on avoiding food waste and using up leftovers.
“If you do have waste food such as teabags, bones, vegetable and fruit peelings or egg shells please put these in your food waste bin for a weekly collection where it will be treated and turned into soil conditioner.”