Borough among the best for recycling
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. gov.uk/recycling