League Tables

In December 2018, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published the recycling data for local authorities in England covering the financial year 2017/18. Traditionally the Department has published data on a financial basis although it is also now starting to promote annual figures because the European Union recycling target of 50% for municipal waste has to be met by December 2020.

Across the board, in 2017/18 England saw a small 0.3% reduction in the overall recycling rate to 44.8% compared with 45.1% in the previous period. However, despite 60% of local authorities reporting lower rates than last year, some reported improvements in performance.

East Riding of Yorkshire unitary authority again topped the table, achieving a 64% recycling, composting and reuse rate according to the figures, which although slightly down from last year’s 65.4%, remains the best performing in England. However, the authority has a relatively high waste per person rate of fractionally under 500kg per person.

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Top ten recycling authorities in England 2017/18

RankLocal AuthorityRecycling, Reuse and Composting Rates
1East Riding of Yorkshire Council64.50%
2Rochford District Council63.00%
3South Oxfordshire District Council63.00%
4Three Rivers District Council62.40%
5Surrey Heath Borough Council61.40%
6Stroud District Council61.20%
7South Northamptonshire District Council60.50%
8Vale of White Horse District Council60.40%
9Derbyshire Dales District Council60.30%
10Stratford-on-Avon District Council60.30%

 

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