Re­cy­cling rates soar from 14% to 60%

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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

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