The Ospreys continued their Ospreylia-wide community service initiative by joining Neath Port Talbot’s recycling collectors on their morning run today.


The ‘Recycling Runs’, which are also taking place in Bridgend and Swansea, are marking the beginning of the Ospreys 2014/15 season and their commitment to community service.


Early risers in the Baglan area of Neath Port Talbot would have been surprised to see Duncan Jones, Matthew Dwyer, Dan Suter, Aaron Jarvis, Dan Baker and Ross Jones picking up their recycling. Even NPT Council’s new recycling mascot, GreenBob SquareBox, got in on the act.


The Ospreys were working with the crews of the recently launched Recycle+ scheme; Neath Port Talbot’s new recycling system, which is part of the Council’s work to increase recycling rates in the county borough.


Residents on the Recycle+ scheme who were on today’s Ospreys Rubbish Run will now recycle using a new reusable bag for storing five types of materials along with a box each for glass and for textiles and paper. The new service means that plastic collections are now able to take place on a weekly basis and residents will be able to recycle more materials from the kerbside, such as batteries.


Council Leader, Cllr. Ali Thomas said: 


“We were delighted to welcome the Ospreys players to lend a helping hand on our new Recycle+ collection service. 

“We’re working hard to increase the percentage of waste that’s recycled in Neath Port Talbot so our thanks go to the Ospreys for helping us to promote our new and improved recycling service to our residents.”

The 'Recycling Run' will hit the streets of Swansea on Thursday morning.

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For more information on Recycle 4 NPT click here