Bor­ough is just not do­ing enough

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

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

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