Residents will soon be able to recycle their worn out clothes after the council signed a new partnership deal.
Caerphilly County Borough Council has joined forces with eight other Welsh local authorities to create the largest regional textile recycling service in the UK.
Recycling firm JMP Wilcox has secured the contract to collect a minimum of 1,000 tonnes of textiles each year from recycling bins in Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Cardiff, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr.
At least 100 banks will be allocated throughout the different regions with 16 in Caerphilly County Borough.
Cllr Lyn Ackerman, the council’s cabinet member for public services, said: “This is yet another positive initiative that will boost our recycling activities and I would encourage as many people as possible to take advantage of this new service and recycle their old clothing at their local drop off point.”
The textile bins are located at:
- Asda, Caerphilly
- Civic Amenity Sites in Aberbargoed, Penallta, and Penmaen Industrial Estate
- CCBC offices at Tredomen
- Bridge Street car park, Newbridge
- Gladstone Street car park, Crosskeys
- Community Centre, Llanbradach
- Community Furniture Industrial Estate, Rhymney
- Co-operative, Bedwas
- Old Gas works, Risca
- Sainsburys, Pontllanfraith
- Southern car park, Gilfach
- Tesco, Ystrad Mynach
- Waste Transfer Station, Full Moon, Crosskeys
- Morrisons, Caerphilly