Help the council cope with weekly cardboard collections

July 23, 2021

Refuse collectors in Conwy are buckling under the strain of cardboard recycling according to the council today.

As a result of an increase in goods being delivered direct to the home during the pandemic, the authority is asking for the public's help in managing the process of disposal.

The council explained: "In the last year we’ve collected an extra 518.66 tonnes of cardboard from residents. That’s the equivalent of 1,037,320 medium moving boxes.

"More online shopping means a lot more cardboard and our crews can’t fit it all in the recycling trucks. We have an extra vehicle to collect bigger cardboard, but there’s often still too much cardboard for us to manage."

"Left outside properties for collection, our crews have seen a cardboard box the size of a skip, a full driveway of boxes, boxes from a whole kitchen refit."

"You can help us by flattening your boxes before you put them out. This makes a huge difference to how much cardboard we can collect. f you have a lot of cardboard, put it out for collection over a few weeks.

"However if you can’t wait please use the Household Recycling Centres for free."