Data for England from the government’s WasteDataFlow database shows that recycling rates reached 43% for 2015/16, which marked a 0.7 percentage point decrease on the 43.7% rate achieved in 2014/15.
The links to past years are for local authorities in England. In 2006/07 we show a separate table for recycling and in later years we give a separate table for both recycling and composting.
Last year, South Oxfordshire district council claimed its place at the top of the recycling league table, with a combined rate of 66.6%. Below are the top 10 collection authorities for recycling in 2015/16.
|Rank||Local Authority||Recycling, Reuse and Composting Rates|
|1||South Oxfordshire District Council||66.6%|
|2||East Riding of Yorkshire Council||66.1%|
|3||Rochford District Council||66%|
|4||Vale of White Horse District Council||64.8%|
|5||Surrey Heath Borough Council||62.1%|
|6||West Oxfordshire District Council||60.8%|
|7||Stratford-on-Avon District Council||60.4%|
|9||Three Rivers District Council||59.4%|