North East Wales

Wrexham council aims to drive recycling over 62%

Bottles for recycling

Moves to increase recycling rates in Wrexham have been announced.

The council is sending 20,000 food caddies to households, while it has already delivered 13,000 wheelie boxes and introduced a new fleet of 19 recycling vehicles.

Welsh councils had been set the target of recycling 58% of waste by 2016 which will rise to 100% by 2050.

Councillor David Bithell said Wrexham's rate was 62% and the new investment would help increase recycling further.

The caddies will help every household in the area to recycle food waste.

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