Recycling rates soar from 14% to 60%
Homes in Ashford are now getting 60% of their waste recycled in a scheme that started just over a year ago.
Latest figures reveal more recyclable material was collected in the borough last June than ever before.
The recycling service, which began in July last year, operates across all of Ashford borough’s 52,000 households.
Prior to that only a limited service existed, resulting in recycling rates of 14% which saw the authority named as the worst in the country.
Commenting on the latest figures, a delighted Cllr Clair Bell, portfolio holder for waste and recycling services, said: “To see the figures continuing to climb after the initial excitement has died down is wonderful news for our borough.”
She said it indicated that people are getting more used to recycling, as fewer wrong items are put into bins.
The latest data was released from Biffa, the company that handles waste on behalf of council.
More waste is being recycled in Ashford than ever