Bor­ough among the best for re­cy­cling

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

CHESHIRE East Coun­cil is the sec­ond best uni­tary author­ity in the north west for house­hold waste re­cy­cling, fig­ures have re­vealed.

More than half of all waste col­lected by the Coun­cil is now re­cy­cled, reused or com­posted.

The coun­cil’s nine re­cy­cling cen­tres, HWRCs, across the bor­ough are reusing and re­cy­cling 79.7 per cent of items and di­vert­ing them from be­com­ing land­fill, an al­most nine per cent in­crease on the fig­ure for 2008/9, which was 71 per cent, when the uni­tary author­ity was formed.

Users are happy too, with a re­cent sur­vey show­ing an over­all cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion rate of 96.6 per cent.

Since April 2008 the HWRCs have re­duced the amount sent to land­fill by 43 per cent, al­most 6,500 tonnes a year, sav­ing the coun­cil nearly £400,000.

Coun­cil­lor Don Stock­ton, in charge of re­gen­er­a­tion and as­sets, said the fig­ures were ‘ex­cel­lent news’.

He added that im­prove­ments such as on-site staff wear­ing ID badges and the more ef­fi­cient flow of traf­fic on the Con­gle­ton site were be­ing con­sid­ered.

For re­cy­cling in­for­ma­tion call 0300 123 5011 or see cheshireeast.­cy­cling

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