On 13 November, Ceredigion County Council extended its new waste collection pilot scheme in Aberystwyth along Cambrian Street and parts of Alexandra Road. Residents will be able to put their waste into strong sacks provided by the Council.

This follows the waste collection pilot scheme which was introduced on North Parade in August 2018 where residents now put their waste into communal wheelie bins. The two schemes will run at the same time. The aim is to improve recycling, waste presentation and reduce waste related issues in Aberystwyth town centre.

Councillor Dafydd Edwards, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways and Environmental Services highlighted the importance of resident’s support of these trials, “Some areas in Aberystwyth suffer from the constant attack of seagulls and other pests on bin collection days. We understand that this issue causes stress and frustration for many residents and we have been looking into ways we can help overcome the problem. ”

“The Council is doing its best to help but at the end of the day it’s up to residents to make the schemes work. Putting the right waste in the right container on the right day deters gulls and other pests, and helps keep the streets clean. We hope that all the residents will work with us in ensuring that all the council’s waste services are used correctly. We want these schemes to work. Only if the schemes are successful will we be able to look into rolling out these services in other areas.”

If you have any questions please email us on Technical.Services@ceredigion.gov.uk or phone on 01545 570 881.