30 August 2013 Last updated at 21:18 BST
Five councils in south east Wales have formed a partnership to take care of black bag waste in a bid to lower rubbish going to landfill.
The authorities aim to incinerate waste which cannot be recycled and convert it into power in a new project that’s receiving a #4m annual grant from the Welsh government.
Environment correspondent Iolo ap Dafydd reports.
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