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Since commencing at the end of January, the extensive recycling collection scheme has been enthusiastically embraced by local residents. It is a great credit to them that our recycling rate has doubled from around 26% at the beginning of the year to about 52% currently. This means that the equivalent weight of two jumbo jets is being recycled more than before the scheme started. The recycling contractor is collecting about 200 tonnes of food waste alone every month!
Now that crews are getting used to the rounds, missed collections have reduced drastically. We still hope to get this down even further. We are starting to address recycling at flats in the Borough, although this will be a slow process as we need to look at each site individually to see what arrangements will work best.