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


RankLocal AuthorityRecycling, Reuse and Composting Rates
1South Oxfordshire District Council66.6%
2East Riding of Yorkshire Council66.1%
3Rochford District Council66%
4Vale of White Horse District Council64.8%
5Surrey Heath Borough Council62.1%
6West Oxfordshire District Council60.8%
7Stratford-on-Avon District Council60.4%
8Trafford MBC60.4%
9Three Rivers District Council59.4%
10Stockport MBC59.4%

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