Big improvement in recycling rates
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