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Recycling statistics

Recycling statistics

In 2017/2018, 39,200 tonnes of waste was collected in the borough, 46.3% of this was recycled and composted and 53.7% was sent for disposal.

Our target is to recycle 50% of the waste collected by 2020.

The majority of households in the borough have a blue bin and black box/caddy insert for disposing of mixed recycling. 

Most properties with gardens also have a green bin for the collection of garden waste and food waste (cooked and raw). 

Improving recycling rates

To help us to achieve the 50% recycling and composting target, future initiatives will continue to focus on reducing unwanted items in the blue and green bins which can’t be recycled or composted.

Find out what you can put in your blue, green and black bins.

Last updated on 24 November 2021