East Riding Households Top National Recycling Table

East Riding Households Top National Recycling Table
East Riding Households Top National Table

Figures released by the Government have revealed that residents in the East Riding are more household waste than anyone else in England.

The region  beat 349 other areas to take the top position for the first time.

Residents in the East Riding recycled or compost 65.4% of all household rubbish in the 2016-2017 financial year, more than the national average which was 45.1%.

Last year the East Riding was second in the national results released annually by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Councillor , the council’s portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said:

“We’re chuffed to bits with this result and it proves that East Riding residents really are the best recyclers in the country.

“I want to say a big thank you to our amazing residents for their continued support of our schemes, because they deliver these results, not us.

 “We’re always looking at ways to improve and refine our service and we’re always helping and encouraging people to recycle.

“And our refuse collection teams do a fantastic job. They are genuinely part of the community and very much appreciated by the public.”

The Government figures show that a total of 171,529 tonnes of waste was collected from residents’ wheelie bins and at the council’s household waste sites between April 2016 and March 2017.

From that 112,130 tonnes of that waste was recycled, composted or reused.

The figure of 65.4% of waste recycled in the East Riding was down slightly on the 66.1% recorded for the authority for the previous year, 2015/2016

The two nearest councils in the national results were Rochford District Council in Essex in second place with 63.9% of rubbish recycled, and South Oxfordshire District Council in third place with 63.8%.

Two years ago the East Riding was in 22nd place on the table.

The national average rate of 45.1% was the highest annual figure on record, up on last year’s figure of 44.4%.

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