Re­cy­cling con­tin­ues to im­prove

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Spotlight On Health -

The coun­cil has is­sued a thankyou to all res­i­dents af­ter new re­cy­cling fig­ures show the bor­ough to be bet­ter than ever.

Al­ready named as the coun­try’s most im­proved re­cy­cling author­ity, Ash­ford has also im­proved its con­tam­i­na­tion habits.

Last year Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil held a “crack­down on con­tam­i­na­tion” to make sure bins had clean, re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als in them.

A coun­cil spokesman said the crack­down worked and the lat­est De­cem­ber 2016 fig­ures showed a 60% re­cy­cling rate, which is a 6% im­prove­ment on the pre­vi­ous year.

The na­tional tar­get is 50% and with Ash­ford hav­ing an over­all fig­ure of 53.1%, it is the 44th best re­cy­cling author­ity in the coun­try.

Tracey But­ler, the coun­cil’s head of en­vi­ron­men­tal and land­scape man­age­ment ser­vices, said: “It is ex­cel­lent to see Ash­ford’s re­cy­cling rates re­main strong.

“This has been achieved by the en­thu­si­asm and com­mit­ted ef­forts of our res­i­dents and we would like to thank ev­ery­one for con­tin­u­ing to sup­port our re­cy­cling ser­vice.

“Let’s keep up the good work and to­gether make Ash­ford an even greener, cleaner and more eco-friendly bor­ough.”

Go to www.ash­ waste for help and in­for­ma­tion on re­cy­cling.

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