Freedom of information response

Recycling Rates

Publication date: 
Tuesday 8 October 2019
Request: 

Could you please aim to answer question 1 on the recycling rates? Not including composting, just % recycled of household waste.

1. The percentage of wastage recycled by your council (i.e. recycling rate), broken down by year for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Response: 

The percentage of Household waste re-used, recycled and composted is reported on financial rather than calendar years.

For the period requested the figures are:

  • 2015/2016 - 37.89%
  • 2016/2017 - 37.09%
  • 2017/2018 - 36.04%
  • 2018/2019 - 35.0%

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Request reference:
FOI 9384