Borough is just not doing enough
FIGURES show the amount of recycling being done in the borough is low.
Less than 15 per cent of household waste in Ashford is being sent for recycling.
These figures were revealed in performance indicators discussed by the council’s overview and scrutiny resources and best value committee on Tuesday.
Top councils in the country are recycling almost 22 per cent of household waste. Ashford Council hopes to raise their figure to 23 per cent by 2010.
The figures also show that just over half the households in the borough have a kerbside recycling collection.
The top councils are reaching every door.
Ashford council estimates it will collect from 66 per cent of households by 2010.
Composting levels are also low in the borough.
Less than 4 per cent of household waste is sent for composting, compared with almost 15 per