Carmarthenshire Labour have stepped up their fight to re-open the
recycling centre in Llangadog after residents complain of queuing for
over an hour to dispose of their household waste.
Households in Llandovery and the surrounding area were urged this
week to have a clear out with Carmarthenshire Council holding a waste
and tyre amnesty at the Mart car park. Eight waste and tyres amnesties
are being held throughout the year in Llandovery, Llanybydder,
Newcastle Emlyn and Pencader to help people who do not live near a
household waste recycling centre to dispose of their waste, yet
Labour’s Deputy Leader labelled Thursday’s amnesty as a “farce”.
Writing on the _Love Llandovery _Facebook page, numerous residents
complained of long queues and the poor timing of the event for those
in employment.
The recycling centre at Llangadog, known to the local community as
All Waste Services, closed its gates in March 2017 after the Council
failed to reach an agreement to continue operations. Despite receiving
numerous requests for the provision of a similar facility in the area,
the Council have ruled out purchasing the All Waste Service site,
which is currently on the market with a license to accommodate
recycling in Northern Carmarthenshire. 
Carmarthenshire Council are said to have begun a lengthy feasibility
study into household waste across the County that will not be
reporting until the end of the year.
Councillor Rob James, Deputy Leader of the Labour Group stated ‘We
are urging Carmarthenshire Council to rethink their objections to
reopening All Waste Services in Llangadog and I have written to the
Executive Board Member for Environment, Hazel Evans, to express our
concerns with the provision of household waste recycling in the north
east of Carmarthenshire.
‘The waste and tyres amnesties have highlighted the inability of
this Council to manage the recycling demand in the north east of our
county, with residents having to wait for over an hour to dispose of
their waste. The waste amnesties are also being held during office
hours, which create an additional barrier for local residents in
taking advantage of the scheme.
‘Local residents have been without a recycling centre for six
months. It’s high time that this administration steps in and
actually supports local ratepayers, not continuing with the farce of
waste amnesties.
‘During the local government elections, we campaigned for the
introduction of doorstep glass collection and the restoration of full
recycling facilities in Llangadog. We will not to fight for both over
the coming months.’


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