SWANSEA "must do more to increase recycling rates", a cabinet member has said.
June Burtonshaw, cabinet member for place, said work was being done but greater efforts were needed to meet targets set by the Welsh Government.
"We're doing all we can to increase recycling rates across the city with initiatives like a concentrated advertising and communications campaign and the change to bi-weekly collection of recyclable waste," she said.
"The combination of these schemes means that we're now recycling more than 45 per cent of our recyclable waste as a city and that attitudes towards recycling are gradually changing for the better."
She added: "But it's clear we need to do more to reach the statutory target of 52 per cent by the end of March next year.
"Not reaching the target means there's a chance of facing heavy fines and missing out on grant funding in future."