Freedom of information response

Council funding for social workers and care homes for children in care

Publication date: 
Thursday 23 July 2020
  1. How many tonnes of kerbside recycling you collected in each of the past three years broken down by (a) plastics (b) glass, (c) paper (d) card.
  2. Please can I ask if since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic any of these groups (a), (b), (c) or (d) are still being sent for recycling or are now being sent to landfill or an incinerator.
  3. If any of these groups (a), (b), (c) or (d) are now being sent to landfill or an incinerator, when and why was this decision taken?


  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Cardboard 15.774% 1873.095 20.45% 2628.304 17.01% 2156.821
Mixed Paper 24.740% 2933.436 21.56% 2727.954 20.55% 2594.556
Glass 13.248% 1644.655 9.99% 1272.114 18.53% 2340.950
HDPE Bottles 1.540% 182.397 0.98% 126.201 1.44% 181.855
PET Bottles 3.234% 381.497 2.85% 364.704 2.94% 369.569
Mixed Plastic 5.595% 663.302 5.08% 651.211 5.93% 749.347

2. Thurrock Borough Council have continued to dispose of all recyclables collected to the same recycling facility as before the Covid-19 pandemic.

3. Not applicable

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Request reference:
FOI 10075