Environment 

 

Spells of rain, heavy at times and accompanied by windy weather, are likely to produce 20-40 mm of rain over a period of several hours. Coming on top of some recent very wet weather, this rain is likely to lead to some temporary flooding impacts before the rain quickly clears early Friday morning.

The heavy rain is currently forecast to clear Cardiff by 08.00 tomorrow morning but the strong gusty winds will continue through the weekend with gusts possible of up to 45mph.

The weather appears to settle down from Monday but it will get colder.

Further updates as always will be available on the Met Office website and via broadcast media.

Met Office Weather Ready

The Met Office have launched the Weather Ready service, please follow the link below for further information.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/barometer/advice

Winter Resilience Committee - please click here for information.

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Please find below detailed information on changes to waste services during winter months for Household Waste Recycling Centre opening times & Garden waste collections

HWRC opening hours

The opening times of all HWRC’s in Cardiff reduce throughout the winter months.

The below opening hours will come into effect from Monday 29th October 2018:

HWRC

Opening hours

Lamby Way

7 days a week: 09.30-18.00

Bessemer Close

7 days a week: 09.30-18.00

Garden waste collections

Garden waste is collected less often in the winter, on a 4 weekly basis.

The dates of garden waste collections in your area are listed below. For ease of use, we have included the last fortnightly collection in each area, the monthly collection dates throughout the winter, and the last monthly collection date. Following this date, collections will return to once a fortnight.

This year, the winter garden waste dates are already attached to the annual 2018/19 collection calendar. It can be found at www.cardiff.gov.uk/recycling

Please sign up to the new Council app, Cardiff Gov for free, weekly waste reminders. To download the App, they should visit the Google Play Store, or Apple’s App store and search ‘Cardiff Gov’

Requests for additional green bins will not be processed during the winter garden waste collection period. We will not provide additional green bins for storage throughout the winter.

Home composting bins are available for the subsidised price of £7 and can be collected from the waste management depot between 12pm-4pm Monday-Friday

Excess garden waste can be taken to HWRCs free of charge

Monthly compost collections begin.

Fortnightly compost collections re-commence.

Collection Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

WARDS

Radyr

Morganstown

Pentyrch

Tongwynlais

LLandaff

Llandaff

North

Velindre

Pentwyn

Plasnewydd

Llanrumney

Pontprennau/Old St Mellons

Llanishen


22/10/18

23/10/18

24/10/18

25/10/18

26/10/18

Collection

Dates

05/11/18

06/11/18

07/11/18

08/11/18

09/11/18

03/12/18

04/12/18

05/12/18

06/12/18

07/12/18

31/12/18

01/01/19

02/01/19

03/01/19

04/01/19

28/01/19

29/01/19

30/01/19

31/01/19

01/02/19

25/02/19

26/02/19

27/02/19

28/02/19

01/03/19

25/03/19

26/03/19

27/03/19

28/03/19

29/03/19

Collection Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

WARDS

Ely

Riverside

Penylan

Rumney

Heath

         


29/10/18

30/10/18

31/10/18

01/11/18

02/11/18

Collection

Dates

12/11/18

13/11/18

14/11/18

15/11/18

16/11/18

10/12/18

11/12/18

12/12/18

13/12/18

14/12/18

07/01/19

09/01/18

09/01/19

10/01/19

11/01/18

04/02/19

05/02/19

06/02/19

07/02/19

08/02/19

04/03/19

05/03/19

06/03/19

07/03/19

08/03/19

01/04/19

02/04/19

03/04/19

04/04/19

05/04/19

Collection Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

WARDS

Fairwater

Canton

Cyncoed

Trowbridge

Rhiwbina

Creigiau

     

Lisvane

St Fagans

       


05/11/18

06/11/18

8/11/18

8/11/18

09/11/18

Collection

Dates

19/11/18

20/11/18

21/11/18

22/11/18

23/11/18

17/12/18

18/12/18

19/12/18

20/12/18

21/12/18

14/01/19

15/01/19

16/01/19

17/01/19

18/01/19

11/02/19

12/02/19

13/02/19

14/02/19

15/02/19

11/03/19

12/03/19

13/03/19

14/03/19

15/03/19

08/04/19

04/04/19

10/04/19

11/04/19

12/04/19








Collection Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

WARDS

Caerau

Butetown

Gabalfa

Adamsdown

Whitchurch

 

Grangetown

Cathays

Splott

 
         


12/11/18

13/11/18

14/11/18

15/11/18

16/11/18

Collection

Dates

26/11/18

27/11/18

28/11/18

29/11/18

30/11/18

24/12/18

25/12/18

26/12/18

27/12/18

28/12/18

21/01/19

22/01/19

23/01/19

24/01/19

25/01/19

18/02/19

19/02/19

20/02/19

21/02/19

22/02/19

18/03/19

19/03/19

20/03/19

21/03/19

22/03/19

15/04/19

16/04/19

17/04/19

18/04/19

19/04/19

 

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

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

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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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.

https://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.