Visitors to this year’s National Eisteddfod are being urged to recycle as much of their waste as possible.

The cultural event, which is being held in Festival Fields on the Millennium Coastal Park in Llanelli, is expected to draw thousands of people to the county from August 1-9.

Whether a day visitor or spending a whole week at the event, people are being reminded that there is no excuse not to recycle their waste.

In the county’s towns and villages it is also now easier to recycle thanks to street litter recycling bins.

The bins have two separate sections – one for general litter (that cannot be recycled) and the other for paper, cans and plastic bottles.

So not only are you helping to keep the county clean but you are also doing your bit for the environment too.

Recycling rates in Carmarthenshire are continuing to soar, from just 9.4% in 2003 to an impressive 55.74% to date. But with a 70% recycling target to meet by 2025 there is still a long way to go.

Executive Board Member for Technical Services Councillor Colin Evans said: “Carmarthenshire is doing really well; but there’s still a long way to go, and with a little more effort and thought, we can recycle even more.”

If you’re visiting the Eisteddfod, visit Carmarthenshire County Council’s recycling officers at Pentre Sir Gâr for more tips and advice on how you can reduce, re-use and recycle.