Environment

Gwaenynog Environmental Policy

Wildlife

  • We have done a fair amount of things to enhance the wildlife in our garden – feeding the birds is a pleasure, as well as necessary for them, especially during hard winters; plus water during dry months, for them to drink or bathe in.
  • We try and avoid using too many chemicals in the garden, and then only when necessary or with something which will cause little or no harm.
  • There are logs piled around which are very attractive to the wildlife – but most spare or excess wood is used by us in the fires in the house – so recycling!

Recycling

  • We recycle as much as possible: Powys County Council collect cardboard, plastic bottles, newspaper, magazines (although we try and leave those in the lounge for a while, for other guests to read!) and drink and food cans. It would help us if you left these beside the bin in your room, so we can recycle. Plus we recycle all food waste, including any excess from our cooking – we have an external compost bin for this purpose.

Resources

  • There is a towel and bed linen policy, as per the notice in the bathrooms. Automatically we change these every 7 days (and with each new guest arrival, of course!) unless asked for a more frequent change. Any towels placed in the shower will get changed for fresh ones.
  • We try and use environmentally friendly cleaning and laundry products, especially due to having a septic tank, including recycled toilet paper.
  • Although we have our own water supply, so we would appreciate consideration in usage – so please don’t leave the tap running when brushing teeth, for example.
  • Please turn off lights when not in use. We are using bulbs with low energy wattage, as and when they need replacing.
  • We try and shop locally as much as possible, especially our local butchers!

Waste

  • As we have a septic tank, nicknamed Sid, we need to ask everyone to be considerate over what they put down the toilet – poor Sid cannot cope with more than toilet paper! So, no sanitary towels, nappies, teabags, or facial wipes, for example.