Big im­prove­ment in re­cy­cling rates

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

SOUTH Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil (SBDC) is the most im­proved lo­cal author­ity for re­cy­cling, fig­ures have shown.

The news was re­leased last week in the lat­est Depart­ment for En­vi­ron­ment Food and Ru­ral Af­fairs (De­fra) league ta­bles. Fol­low­ing the roll­out of a new ser­vice last year, the re­cy­cling rate for the dis­trict rose to over 50 per­cent.

Ac­cord­ing to the fig­ures re­leased by De­fra, this was as 17.3 per­cent in­crease on the pre­vi­ous year’s to­tal, which was just 34 per­cent.

The im­proved re­cy­cling ser­vice for South Bucks saw house­holds sup­plied with wheelie bins for the first time and the in­tro­duc­tion of an ex­tended re­cy­cling kerb­side col­lec­tion scheme.

South Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil­lor Luisa Sul­li­van, port­fo­lio holder for the en­vi­ron­ment said: “To win the ti­tle of Eng­land’s most im­proved re­cy­cling coun­cil is fan­tas­tic news and is tes­ta­ment to how well the new ser­vice has been re­ceived by res­i­dents.

“I’m de­lighted and en­cour­aged with how well ev­ery­one has adapted to the new and im­proved re­cy­cling col­lec­tion ser­vice and I would like to thank res­i­dents for their en­thu­si­asm to­wards re­cy­cling and com­post­ing and pre­vent­ing re­sources from be­ing wasted. I hope we can beat the 50.7 per cent fig­ure in 2015/16.”

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about what can and can’t be re­cy­cled can be found on the Re­cy­cling pages at www.south­bucks.gov.uk/ re­cy­cling

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