Recycling rates hit a record high
RECYCLING rates in Rochdale are at record levels.
Households in the borough are now recycling almost 60 per cent of their waste.
Council chiefs say it’s been driven by increased numbers of residents putting food waste in their brown bin or caddy rather than the general dark green waste bin, following a campaign earlier in the year. Recycling rates of food and garden waste has increased by 30 per cent on last year.
Coun Neil Emmott, the council’s cabinet member for housing and environment, said: “What an achievement for our borough.
“We’re delighted that residents are continuing to embrace recycling in this way and really looking to work alongside us to create a cleaner, greener borough.”
Just three years ago Rochdale was one of the worst performing borough’s in the North West with a recycling rate averaging just 37pc.
But the borough is now one of top five in the region.
●●Evironment chief Coun Neil Emmott hailed the figures