Environment 

Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales is changing the number that people call to report environmental incidents. It is now 03000 65 3000.

Attached are posters listing what we do and don’t deal with, and a website address for more information.

What we do

What we don't

Winter information 2016

Winter Maintenance 

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/get-ready-for-winter

For more details please go to:
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings

Please also find below a link to the Met Office ‘Get Ready for Winter’ webpages which, as always, has a plethora of information on preparing for winter which I hope you will find useful.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/get-ready-for-winter/communities

Please see below the link to the Cardiff Council Winter Maintenance internet pages, there you will find information on the gritting routes for both roads and footways and also the locations of salt bins. 

https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Parking-roads-and-travel/Winter-maintenance/Pages/Winter-maintenance.aspx

Also, for those of you with a smart phone, can I draw your attention to the British Red Cross Emergency Response App, it can be downloaded from the regular app stores for free on both apple and android platforms. Further information can also be found via the link below.

http://www.redcross.org.uk/emergencyapp

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Further updates can be found on the Met Office website and via broadcast media.

Posted 2nd February 2017 

Here’s the latest regarding the weather across Wales over the next few days.

As indicated yesterday it’s going to remain unsettled through the next few days, over the weekend and into next week with rain and strong winds at times.  The forecast for today indicates the potential for some strong winds in western parts of Wales with gusts up to 60 mph, particularly this afternoon and evening. These gust speeds are not unusual for these areas but some minor impacts may occur such as speed restrictions on the Britannia and Cleddau Bridges.

The latest information for Friday now indicates that the worst of the wet and windy conditions are expected to miss Wales (strongest winds expected over English Channel and northern France Nonetheless there will be some brief heavy rain at times and some short lived strong gusts of wind up to around 50 mph will still be possible in some areas bordering the Bristol Channel.  Gusts of this strength do not normally cause any impacts but with the wind direction being from the east there may be some damage to a few trees. The wind warning for Friday (attached) has therefore been updated and now includes just a small area of South-East Wales bordering the Bristol Channel/Severn Estuary. If these stronger gusts do materialise it’s most likely to be during Friday evening.

The latest information relating to the weekend also now indicates that further areas of low pressure are more likely to miss Wales and track across northern France. Hence, the weekend forecast now indicates a few showers but drier periods too.

All in all it’s taken the best part of two paragraphs to say that there’s nothing out of the ordinary expected across Wales over the next few days with forecast conditions being part  and parcel of normal winter weather.


http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/get-ready-for-winter/communities

The Met Office have recently issued information on their website aimed at communities, the link below will take you to that information.

It covers all severe weather topics providing links to leaflets and explaining how to get more information on warnings, high tides and pretty much any other topic you care to mention.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/publicsector/resilience/community-resilience

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WELSH WATER

Ready for Winter?

Please enter this link in your browser for useful information.

http://www.dwrcymru.com/en/My-Water/Prepare-your-home-for-winter.aspx

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PREPARING FOR EMERGENCIES

A guide issued by Cardiff Council

Please find attached the Preparing for Emergencies document in English and Welsh.

It is designed as an easy to understand generic guide to households and communities on what to do prior to, during and after an emergency without being incident specific. Input has been received from a multi-agency group including the blue light services, local authority, Natural Resources Wales, voluntary agencies, utility companies and health.

Resource Efficient Wales

Resource Efficient Wales is a single point of contact to help people and organisations to save on energy and water and to reduce and re-use waste

Please click here for more information.

Seasonal HWRC Arrangements – October 2016

As the days grow shorter, it’s time for seasonal opening hours at our Household Waste Recycling Centres again. The next scheduled change to opening hours will take place on October 31st 2016 when we move to British Winter Time.

Bessemer Close and Lamby Way will open 7 days a week from 9.30am, with last entry at 18.00pm during the winter.

Wedal Road will be open from 9.30am until 18.00pm Monday – Friday and 10am until 18.00pm on weekends and bank holidays.

All HWRC’s will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Proof of Cardiff Residency Required to use the HWRC’s
Residents are required to show proof of Cardiff residency upon arrival to the HWRC’s to gain access. Since the introduction of the scheme, additional forms of ID are accepted as proof of residency. These now include:
• Photo-card Driving Licence
• Cardiff Council Tax Bill
• Tenancy Agreement (no more than 12 months old)
• Mortgage Statement
• Bank Statement
• Utility Bill (no more than 3 months old)
• Credit card/ mobile phone/ internet/ TV bills (e.g. SKY).
• Concessionary Cardiff Council Issued Bus Pass
• Council Voting Forms
• HWRC/ Inland Revenue bill
• Letter from Cardiff Council (on headed paper)
• Cardiff Parking Permit (displaying car registration)

Seasonal Household Garden Waste Collections 2016/17

The seasonal green garden waste collection service will be changing shortly from fortnightly to monthly collections between November 2016 and April 2017. Monthly collections will begin 3 weeks later compared to last year in response to resident feedback.

Summer Hours – Household Waste Recycling Centres

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC’s) will operate with summer opening hours from March 27, 2017.

The change of opening hours will occur on the first Monday after the clocks change to mark British Summer Time and British Winter Time.

The opening hours for each site are as follows.

 

British Summer Time

British Winter Time

Lamby Way

7 Days a Week

7.30am – 18.30pm

7 Days a Week

9.30am – 18.00pm

Bessemer Close

7 Days a Week

7.30am – 18.30pm

7 Days a Week

9.30am – 18.00pm

Wedal Road

Monday – Friday

9.30am – 18.00pm

Weekends

10am – 18.00pm

Monday – Friday

9.30am – 18.00pm

Weekends

10am – 18.00pm

All HWRC’s will remain open for the spring bank holidays.

We’ll be opening our new and improved HWRC at Lamby Way very soon, for more information visit www.cardiff.gov.uk/HWRC

Bank Holiday waste Collections

Your recycling and waste collection days will change over the spring bank holidays, To avoid forgetting: sign up for our free recycling & waste collection reminder service at www.cardiff.gov.uk/recycle

Easter Bank Holidays:

Your Normal Collection Day

Your New Collection Day

Good Friday

Friday April 14th

Friday April 14th – no change

Easter Monday

Monday April 17th

Tuesday April 18th

Tuesday April 18th

Wednesday April 19th

Wednesday April 19th

Thursday April 20th

Thursday April 20th

Friday April 21st

Friday April 21st

Saturday April 22nd

May Bank Holidays:

Your Normal Collection Day

Your New Collection Day

May Day Bank Holiday

Monday May 1st

Tuesday May 2nd

Tuesday May 2nd

Wednesday May 3rd

Wednesday May 3rd

Thursday May 4th

Thursday May 4th

Friday May 5th

Friday May 5th

Saturday May 6th

Whitsun Bank Holiday

Monday May 29th

Tuesday May 30th

Tuesday May 30th

Wednesday May 31st

Wednesday May 31st

Thursday June 1st

Thursday June 1st

Friday June 2nd

Friday June 2nd

Saturday June 3rd

Don’t forget!

From Easter, garden waste collections will be returning to a fortnightly collection, in time for the summer gardening season.


Below is information to assist with understanding the changes and any queries you may have;

Can residents purchase additional green wheeled bins?

If a resident has extra garden waste throughout the winter, they can use it a resource in their own homes through home composting. Compost bins are available to purchase at Lamby for £7, reducing the need for household collections and giving householders the benefit of the compost product. Additional green wheeled bins will not be provided to compensate for the monthly collections. Additional green wheeled bin requests will not be processed during the winter months and will only be subject to an assessment in line with the Additional Bin Requests Policy. Alternatively green waste can be taken to the household waste recycling centres free of charge.

What if a resident has extra garden waste to put out?

Extra garden waste that will not fit in the green wheeled bin should be kept for the next collection, home composted or taken to one of the Household Recycling Centres. Residents with re-useable garden waste sacks can place out up to 5 bags per collection.

Should extra green garden waste be put in the black bin/red striped bags?

No, green garden waste should not be put in the black wheeled bin or in red striped waste bags. Garden waste should be held until the next collection, home composted or taken to the Household Recycling Centres.

If you have any queries regarding these changes, please call C2C on 02920 872087

 Cardiff Council weekly recycling and food waste collection service across the city.

Cardiff Council 'Green Bag' Recycling

What can go in my Green bag

■  Drink cans
■  Aerosols
■  Plastic bottles
■  Yoghurt pots
■  Margarine tubs
■  Plastic punnets or ready meal trays
■  Glass bottles and jars
■  Newspapers      
■  Phone directories
■  Magazines
■  Envelopes (with or without windows)
■  Junk mail or flyers (remove plastic wraps)
■  Office paper
■  Catalogues
■  All card  
 
Please ensure all food and drink containers are rinsed clean – No food waste!

What can’t go in my Green bag?

■  Plastic bags
■  Shredded paper - use green bin or white bio bag
■  Wallpaper
■  Paint tins
■  Clothes or shoes
■  Broken glass
■  Plastic toys
■  Kitchen foil     
■  'Fake foil' (e.g. crisp packets or cat food pouches)
■  Polystyrene packing or takeaway trays
■  Coat hangers
■  Kitchenware
■  Electrical items
■  Video cassettes
■  CDs or DVDs   

Make sure you place your green bags on the kerbside before 6.00am on the day of collection, but no earlier than 4.30pm the day before.

Cardiff Council Food Waste Collections

Caddy Man
You can recycle most of your food waste using your kitchen caddy provided to you by
Cardiff Council.
 
Food waste is collected every week by Cardiff Council.
 
How to use your caddy
■  Line your caddy with the biodegradable liners provided and fill it with food waste.
■  When the bag starts to get full, tie it and put it in your food caddy.
 
What can go in your caddy?
All raw and cooked food waste can go in your caddy for composting.

■  Fruit and vegetable peelings
■  Egg shells
■  Tea bags, coffee grounds
■  Left over cooked food (e.g. rice and pasta, vegetables)
■  Stale bread
■  Cereals
■  Dairy products
■  Meat, fish and bones
■  Food past its sell by date
 
Please remove all packaging and wrappings.
 
Only use the liners provided.
Make sure you place your bins/bags on the kerbside before 6.00am on the day of collection, but no earlier than 4.30pm the day before.
 
Your waste will be collected on the same day each week by Cardiff Council but times may vary.

Biodiversity

Biodiversity poster