Household recycling rates increase in England

Written by: Editorial staff | Published:
Waste sent to landfill decreased by 1.0 million tonnes to 4.1 million tonnes in the 2016/17 financial year

Household recycling rates in England increased by 0.6% to 44.9% in 2016, according to official results released by Defra.

This rate includes for the first time the percentage of metal recovered and recycled from waste which has been through incineration (IBA).

Waste sent to landfill decreased by 1.0 million tonnes to 4.1 million tonnes in the 2016/17 financial year, equivalent to around 16% of all local authority waste.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council had the highest household waste recycling rate of 65% whereas London had the lowest at 33%.

The top three performing local authorities in terms of household waste recycling in 2016/17 and 2015/16 were South Oxfordshire District Council, East Riding of Yorkshire and Rochford District Council.

Newham London Borough Council had the lowest household waste recycling rate in England in 2016/17 at 14%.


This material is protected by MA Business Ltd copyright.
See Terms and Conditions.

Comments
Name
 
Email
 
Comments
 

Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.