The Vale is the third lowest cost authority in Wales in terms of its waste management services, according to a project’s findings.

A recent Waste Finance Benchmarking Project carried out by the Welsh Local Government Association found the Vale provided a very cost effective waste management service.

The council’s expenditure was less than £3 per household per week across household waste collection services .

The Vale also ranked as second highest in Wales for the amount of food waste collected per household, collecting on average a huge 97kg from each household across the year, and eighth highest for dry recycling collection with almost 12,000 tonnes collected across the area.

Vale Council director of visible services and housing, Miles Punter, said: “Overall expenditure in the Vale has fallen compared to 2011/12 yet our services are continuing to improve and are consistently outperforming other councils in Wales by some way and is a testament to the fantastic work of the whole waste management team and the support of our householders.”