Meirionnydd recycling and waste collections

Date: 25/03/2021

The way recycling, food waste and residual waste is to be collected in the Meirionnydd area of Gwynedd is changing to improve services for local people.

This follows similar changes which have previously been introduced in Dwyfor and Arfon where local people have reacted positively

Councillor Catrin Wager, the Cabinet Member with responsibility for waste and recycling matters on Gwynedd Council said:

“As a result of the new arrangements, the collection teams more time to finish their work, and how many people reporting missed collections or other problems with their bins have fallen distinctly in other areas of the county.

“These new arrangements involves replacing the shifts with work patterns of collecting waste over five days instead of six days. Under the new-look service, the same workers will be responsible for specific rounds every time, again improving the service for customers.”

Steffan Jones, Head of the Council’s Highways and Municipal Department added:

“Introducing these changes has given the Council the opportunity to alter some rounds and move the collections that used to be carried out on a Saturday to another day of the week. Because of this, collection day will change in some areas. The homes affected by the change in day will receive a pack through the post informing residents of the new collection schedules.

“We would urge local people to keep an eye out for the letters and make sure that they understand the changes ready for when the new system is introduced from 12 April. These changes in collection day will not apply to all homes in Meirionnydd, so not everyone will receive information through the post.”

 As part of the change, the Council has organised an extra waste collection for those homes who would otherwise not get their green wheelie bins / black sacks collected for more than three weeks.

Residents will be able to check any changes to local recycling and waste collection service on the Council website or on the ‘apGwynedd’ app on your smartphone or tablet device – the new arrangements will be available from 12 April onwards.