People taking black bags to a city waste tip face being turned away if they refuse to have them checked for recyclable rubbish.
Workers at the baling plant in Llansamlet have been asking visitors to open up their rubbish bags.
Swansea Council said the initiative was part of a trial aimed at helping it reach its target of recycling 52 per cent of waste by April next year.You couldn’t make it up, could you?
A Swansea Council spokesman said: "The council is trialling a recycling initiative at the main civic amenity site to help boost the overall recycling rate in Swansea.
"Any visitors that arrive with black bags have been asked if they would like to participate.
"If they agree, we take their black bag waste away and remove any recyclable materials after they have left the site.
"Anyone that does not wish to participate is given the option of taking the waste away and sorting through it themselves."The proverbial ‘offer you can’t refuse’.
I presume if you do take it away and sort through it yourself, they’ll still demand to inspect it, to make sure you’ve done it right?