Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more


  • Comment
Three south Wales councils have joined a ground-breaking project which will lead to the recycling of waste material...
Three south Wales councils have joined a ground-breaking project which will lead to the recycling of waste material from highways gullies.

The Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Bridgend Councils are working in partnership on the development of a reed bed filtration facility.

One of just a few across the country, the facility is being developed near St Hilary and is expected to be completed by July.

As a by product, clean water will be produced and be available for use for gully cleansing, while soil and other solid waste materials will be also be recycled.

The£160,000 project will be monitored by the Environment Agency.

Cabinet member for visible services Rob Curtis said: 'This is an excellent example of how councils can work together.'

Cardiff Council executive member for environment and transport Elgan Morgan said: 'The technology is tried and tested and is a very effective and sustainable solution to this problem.'

Bridgend Council cabinet member for environment Matthew Voisey said: 'This is a classic example of what can be achieved with joint working.'

Vale operational manager Keith Jones said: 'Currently, the waste from gullies is taken to landfill. This new treatment facility is a long-term approach to dealing with the waste and will provide an excellent sustainable solution to our problems.

'We have been concerned for some time about the long-term viability of taking this waste to landfill, and are very pleased with this solution.'

Housing, planning & environment

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.