Bridgend Council calls on residents to be mighty and recycle to get Wales to number one

Wales may be a small country, but when it comes to recycling, we punch way above our weight. We’re already the third best recyclers in the world, and now Bridgend County Borough Council is backing the Wales-wide movement to make us first. 

Over the past decade, recycling in Bridgend county borough has soared. We’re now recycling 67 percent of our waste, up from just 46 percent in 2010. 

But if we’re to help Wales reach the coveted top slot we need to do even more.

The council’s deputy leader Hywel Williams said: “Recycling is now the norm in Bridgend county borough and most of us recycle every week. 

“We’re recycling our fruit and vegetable peelings, eggshells, tea bags and plate scrapings in our food caddies; recycling from every room in the home and recycling those tricky items such as empty aerosols.

“We should be proud of our recycling efforts, but we must keep up our good work. Let’s continue recycling everything we can from all around the home and help get Wales to number one.”

To learn more about the campaign visit or for more details on recycling in Bridgend county borough visit the council website