League Tables

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.

Top ten waste collection authorities 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%
8 Trafford MBC 60.4%
9 Three Rivers District Council 59.4%
10 Stockport MBC 59.4%

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