Wrexham council to increase recycling rates

Wrexham council has announced a new aim to increase recycling rates to over 62 per cent.

The news comes after Welsh councils were initially set a target of recycling 58 per cent of waste by 2016, which will rise to 100 per cent by 2050.

Councillor David Bithell said Wrexham's new rate was 62 per cent and that the council would send 20,000 food caddies to households, while it has already delivered 13,000 wheelie boxes and introduced a new fleet of 19 recycling vehicles.

The new caddies are intended to help every household in the area to recycle food waste.