2007/08 composting rate

The following table contains municipal waste data issued by Defra to letsrecycle.com in November 2008 for the period covering the financial year 2006/07.   The data shows household waste recycling and composting rates for English councils from April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008, showing recycling rate (dry recyclables), composting rate (green waste and food waste) as well as the total amount of combined recycling and composting for the year.   Councils are listed in order of composting rate:  

Local Authority 

Recycling %  Composting %   Total 
Teignbridge District Council 20.57% 35.01% 55.58%
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council 18.29% 34.58% 52.87%
South Cambridgeshire District Council 18.70% 34.51% 53.21%
North Shropshire District Council 15.88% 32.79% 48.67%
East Lindsey District Council 26.83% 31.57% 58.40%
Ryedale District Council 20.41% 31.14% 51.55%
Harborough District Council 20.20% 30.41% 50.61%
South Shropshire District Council 22.13% 29.92% 52.06%
Mid Devon District Council 18.65% 29.74% 48.39%
Daventry District Council 18.57% 29.31% 47.88%
South Northamptonshire District Council 19.01% 28.93% 47.93%
Huntingdonshire District Council 26.50% 28.64% 55.14%
Fenland District Council 21.93% 28.19% 50.12%
Stratford-on-Avon District Council 15.52% 27.88% 43.40%
Cambridgeshire County Council 22.86% 27.44% 50.30%
Hambleton District Council 16.45% 27.15% 43.60%
St Edmundsbury Borough Council 23.70% 27.11% 50.80%
South Hams District Council 30.01% 27.06% 57.07%
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council 18.98% 26.91% 45.89%
North Kesteven District Council 29.15% 26.79% 55.94%
Three Rivers District Council 20.84% 26.11% 46.95%
Congleton Borough Council 17.28% 26.01% 43.29%
Peterborough City Council 20.68% 25.94% 46.61%
Vale Royal Borough Council 19.48% 25.69% 45.16%
Melton Borough Council 24.07% 25.54% 49.61%
Leicestershire County Council 22.92% 25.52% 48.44%
Rushcliffe Borough Council 26.89% 25.48% 52.38%
Lichfield District Council 25.35% 24.93% 50.28%
Kettering Borough Council 21.00% 24.78% 45.78%
Waveney District Council 26.87% 24.75% 51.62%
Horsham District Council 15.97% 24.44% 40.41%
Dacorum Borough Council 21.73% 24.34% 46.07%
Oswestry Borough Council 19.05% 24.25% 43.30%
Macclesfield Borough Council 21.96% 24.17% 46.13%
South Staffordshire Council 22.57% 24.07% 46.64%
North East Derbyshire District Council 15.82% 24.07% 39.89%
Suffolk Coastal District Council 18.97% 24.00% 42.96%
Cambridge City Council 17.80% 23.74% 41.54%
Cotswold District Council 19.89% 23.40% 43.29%
Forest Heath District Council 23.05% 23.38% 46.44%
Somerset County Council 28.10% 22.81% 50.90%
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council 23.35% 22.67% 46.03%
Taunton Deane Borough Council 26.60% 22.66% 49.26%
Isle of Wight Council 14.16% 22.63% 36.79%
Fylde Borough Council 19.30% 22.58% 41.87%
Cherwell District Council 25.04% 22.42% 47.46%
Wyre Borough Council 20.14% 22.39% 42.54%
Shropshire County Council 21.06% 22.38% 43.44%
North Lincolnshire Council 21.11% 22.19% 43.30%
Forest of Dean District Council 15.46% 22.07% 37.53%
West Lancashire District Council 21.04% 22.06% 43.10%
North West Leicestershire District Council 17.24% 21.91% 39.15%
North Hertfordshire District Council 18.26% 21.82% 40.08%
Chorley Borough Council 25.63% 21.56% 47.19%
South Ribble Borough Council 22.89% 21.36% 44.25%
Lincolnshire County Council 29.33% 21.22% 50.55%
Bromsgrove District Council 22.54% 21.02% 43.56%
Derbyshire Dales District Council 18.89% 20.93% 39.83%
South Somerset District Council 28.20% 20.80% 49.00%
Devon County Council 26.35% 20.71% 47.06%
Carlisle City Council 28.04% 20.70% 48.74%
Mendip District Council 24.41% 20.65% 45.06%
Staffordshire County Council 21.67% 20.65% 42.31%
Cannock Chase Council 20.04% 20.56% 40.60%
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council 20.07% 20.54% 40.61%
Wycombe District Council 23.14% 20.46% 43.60%
East Staffordshire Borough Council 15.37% 20.46% 35.83%
Eden District Council 24.15% 20.33% 44.48%
Suffolk County Council 25.63% 20.22% 45.85%
Cheshire County Council 20.94% 20.10% 41.04%
West Wiltshire District Council 19.84% 19.85% 39.69%
Stafford Borough Council 13.72% 19.83% 33.55%
Uttlesford District Council 34.69% 19.81% 54.50%
Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council 25.33% 19.75% 45.08%
Lincoln City Council 22.34% 19.71% 42.05%
Northamptonshire County Council 22.72% 19.55% 42.27%
Dorset County Council 25.79% 19.50% 45.29%
South Gloucestershire Council 22.82% 19.46% 42.27%
South Derbyshire District Council 17.25% 19.39% 36.64%
Chesterfield Borough Council 16.95% 19.35% 36.30%
Corby Borough Council 19.02% 19.35% 38.37%
East Cambridgeshire District Council 16.45% 19.10% 35.55%
Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council 18.22% 18.98% 37.20%
Derby City Council 21.59% 18.98% 40.57%
North Devon District Council 20.03% 18.95% 38.98%
Ipswich Borough Council 21.25% 18.67% 39.91%
South Lakeland District Council 23.79% 18.38% 42.17%
Harrow LB 21.35% 18.20% 39.55%
Erewash Borough Council 24.26% 18.05% 42.31%
Warwickshire County Council 17.50% 17.90% 35.39%
Wealden District Council 15.04% 17.72% 32.76%
Canterbury City Council 28.87% 17.64% 46.51%
Bexley LB 24.03% 17.62% 41.64%
Stockport MBC 17.93% 17.44% 35.37%
Teesdale District Council 17.91% 17.40% 35.31%
York City Council 25.99% 17.38% 43.37%
Oadby and Wigston Borough Council 26.09% 17.21% 43.30%
Allerdale Borough Council 19.31% 17.19% 36.51%
Selby District Council 15.08% 17.15% 32.23%
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council 24.10% 17.12% 41.22%
North Warwickshire Borough Council 11.19% 17.09% 28.28%
Hertfordshire County Council 21.56% 16.99% 38.55%
Warrington Borough Council 15.83% 16.94% 32.77%
Welwyn Hatfield Council 14.25% 16.84% 31.09%
Buckinghamshire County Council 25.22% 16.71% 41.93%
North Norfolk District Council 28.40% 16.68% 45.08%
South Bedfordshire District Council 22.49% 16.67% 39.16%
North Yorkshire County Council 21.75% 16.63% 38.38%
St Albans City and District Council 19.76% 16.56% 36.32%
Leicester City Council 16.97% 16.49% 33.46%
Copeland Borough Council 17.85% 16.44% 34.28%
Derbyshire County Council 20.88% 16.37% 37.26%
Torridge District Council 18.94% 16.36% 35.30%
Cumbria County Council 22.17% 16.34% 38.51%
Doncaster MBC 18.41% 16.32% 34.73%
Northampton Borough Council 21.54% 16.16% 37.70%
Bridgnorth District Council 22.61% 16.10% 38.71%
Chelmsford Borough Council 18.78% 16.05% 34.83%
Braintree District Council 26.81% 15.95% 42.76%
Bath and North East Somerset Council 27.02% 15.92% 42.94%
Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council MBC 16.09% 15.84% 31.94%
Poole Borough Council 23.34% 15.76% 39.10%
Barnsley MBC 16.56% 15.45% 32.01%
Tamworth Borough Council 24.55% 15.42% 39.96%
Chester City Council 16.30% 15.39% 31.69%
West Lindsey District Council 21.59% 15.38% 36.97%
South Kesteven District Council 34.18% 15.36% 49.54%
Bedfordshire County Council 24.11% 15.36% 39.46%
Chiltern District Council 31.91% 15.31% 47.22%
Telford and Wrekin Council 19.76% 15.20% 34.95%
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council 11.74% 15.15% 26.89%
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council 27.76% 15.14% 42.90%
Wolverhampton MBC 11.60% 15.02% 26.62%
Oxfordshire County Council 25.15% 14.99% 40.13%
Watford Borough Council 19.73% 14.96% 34.70%
Bolsover District Council 11.00% 14.81% 25.81%
Lancashire County Council 26.49% 14.76% 41.24%
Bedford Borough Council 16.08% 14.72% 30.81%
Wellingborough Borough Council 20.00% 14.61% 34.62%
Bristol City Council 21.71% 14.57% 36.27%
Gloucestershire County Council 21.65% 14.53% 36.18%
Broadland District Council 33.09% 14.42% 47.51%
Wokingham Council 22.68% 14.42% 37.10%
North Somerset Council 19.86% 14.30% 34.15%
Warwick District Council 16.65% 14.23% 30.88%
Rotherham MBC 20.88% 14.16% 35.04%
St Helens MBC 11.77% 14.02% 25.79%
Broxbourne Borough Council 15.83% 14.00% 29.83%
West Devon Borough Council 24.92% 13.93% 38.85%
Essex County Council 25.90% 13.91% 39.80%
Walsall MBC 17.51% 13.64% 31.15%
Wiltshire County Council 23.30% 13.55% 36.85%
North East Lincolnshire Council 13.00% 13.55% 26.54%
West Sussex County Council 23.92% 13.54% 37.45%
Epping Forest Borough Council 27.51% 13.49% 41.00%
Kennet District Council 26.87% 13.47% 40.34%
Fareham Borough Council 28.65% 13.40% 42.05%
East Dorset District Council 23.44% 13.37% 36.81%
Broxtowe Borough Council 26.10% 13.31% 39.41%
Solihull MBC 17.68% 13.19% 30.87%
Norfolk County Council 27.18% 13.17% 40.35%
Nottinghamshire County Council 26.11% 13.16% 39.27%
Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council 24.14% 13.11% 37.26%
Maldon District Council 21.90% 12.99% 34.89%
Brentwood Borough Council 27.56% 12.97% 40.53%
Dudley MBC 14.14% 12.96% 27.10%
Mole Valley District Council 32.81% 12.91% 45.72%
Preston City Council 17.46% 12.89% 30.35%
Bracknell Forest Borough Council 26.89% 12.81% 39.70%
Shepway District Council 27.17% 12.81% 39.98%
Hampshire County Council 27.11% 12.73% 39.84%
High Peak Borough Council 18.47% 12.63% 31.11%
Hartlepool Borough Council 19.49% 12.63% 32.12%
Blackpool Borough Council 21.29% 12.60% 33.89%
Hillingdon LB 21.17% 12.58% 33.76%
Barnet LB 18.26% 12.42% 30.68%
Rugby Borough Council 13.60% 12.40% 26.00%
Milton Keynes Council 23.44% 12.25% 35.69%
East Hertfordshire District Council 17.71% 12.16% 29.87%
Hertsmere Borough Council 17.50% 12.15% 29.64%
Lancaster City Council 18.69% 12.14% 30.83%
Cheltenham Borough Council 19.19% 12.12% 31.31%
Sefton MBC 17.68% 12.08% 29.76%
Swindon Borough Council 22.82% 11.97% 34.79%
Scarborough Borough Council 16.88% 11.92% 28.80%
Blaby District Council 27.99% 11.89% 39.88%
Surrey County Council 23.25% 11.81% 35.06%
Richmondshire District Council 21.35% 11.79% 33.15%
Rutland County Council 17.05% 11.75% 28.80%
Colchester Borough Council 19.48% 11.75% 31.22%
Medway Borough Council 19.99% 11.73% 31.73%
East Sussex County Council 21.22% 11.62% 32.85%
Kent County Council 24.21% 11.61% 35.82%
Bradford City MDC (MBC) 12.17% 11.61% 23.77%
Birmingham City Council 14.84% 11.59% 26.43%
South Tyneside MBC 16.63% 11.57% 28.20%
Coventry City Council 14.26% 11.57% 25.83%
Richmond upon Thames LB 24.60% 11.54% 36.14%
Trafford MBC 16.46% 11.54% 28.00%
Breckland Council 30.26% 11.53% 41.79%
Stevenage Borough Council 16.44% 11.46% 27.90%
Pendle Borough Council 22.24% 11.42% 33.66%
Merseyside WDA (MBC) 17.95% 11.35% 29.30%
Wakefield City MDC 14.77% 11.30% 26.07%
Mansfield District Council 21.32% 11.29% 32.61%
Oxford City Council 24.38% 11.24% 35.62%
North Tyneside Council 15.27% 11.18% 26.46%
Tewkesbury Borough Council 18.26% 11.17% 29.42%
Bolton MBC 19.41% 11.17% 30.57%
Craven District Council 20.40% 11.05% 31.45%
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council 26.47% 10.96% 37.43%
Guildford Borough Council 28.82% 10.86% 39.69%
Wirral MBC 21.10% 10.85% 31.95%
Woking Borough Council 29.99% 10.83% 40.82%
Worcestershire County Council 27.81% 10.54% 38.35%
Bury MBC 15.87% 10.49% 26.36%
Northumberland County Council 25.96% 10.48% 36.44%
South Oxfordshire District Council 28.57% 10.38% 38.95%
Halton Borough Council 15.09% 10.38% 25.47%
Luton Borough Council 21.58% 10.35% 31.94%
Cornwall County Council 24.05% 10.35% 34.40%
Sandwell MBC 15.01% 10.28% 25.29%
Ribble Valley Borough Council 15.94% 10.25% 26.19%
Wigan MBC 16.10% 10.24% 26.34%
Castle Morpeth Borough Council 30.15% 10.24% 40.39%
Enfield LB 18.08% 10.11% 28.19%
Waltham Forest LB 19.69% 10.05% 29.74%
Mid Bedfordshire District Council 26.94% 10.05% 36.99%
Gateshead MBC 15.01% 10.05% 25.06%
Burnley Borough Council 22.89% 9.99% 32.88%
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council 23.79% 9.88% 33.67%
Sutton LB 22.61% 9.86% 32.48%
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council 16.43% 9.79% 26.22%
Hyndburn Borough Council 26.60% 9.77% 36.37%
Sunderland City Council 17.34% 9.52% 26.85%
Greater Manchester WDA (MBC) 19.80% 9.47% 29.28%
Carrick District Council 26.79% 9.45% 36.24%
East Riding of Yorkshire Council 21.89% 9.43% 31.32%
West London Waste Authority 17.68% 9.42% 27.09%
Maidstone Borough Council 15.14% 9.41% 24.54%
Nottingham City Council 19.65% 9.35% 29.00%
Knowsley MBC 9.09% 9.31% 18.40%
Castle Point Borough Council 17.81% 9.25% 27.06%
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council 10.81% 9.20% 20.01%
Basildon District Council 22.87% 9.18% 32.06%
Vale of White Horse District Council 23.58% 9.08% 32.67%
Slough Borough Council 15.04% 9.06% 24.10%
Charnwood Borough Council 30.32% 8.92% 39.24%
Brent LB 12.08% 8.90% 20.98%
Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council 23.68% 8.87% 32.55%
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council 18.00% 8.79% 26.79%
Stoke-on-Trent City Council 15.96% 8.67% 24.63%
Babergh District Council 30.59% 8.63% 39.23%
Liverpool City Council 13.54% 8.46% 22.00%
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council 21.28% 8.41% 29.69%
Gloucester City Council 16.79% 8.38% 25.17%
Rossendale Borough Council 26.07% 8.27% 34.34%
Rochdale MBC 16.58% 8.24% 24.81%
North Cornwall District Council 28.21% 8.11% 36.32%
Leeds City Council MBC 17.82% 8.11% 25.93%
Ealing LB 21.08% 7.86% 28.94%
Southampton City Council 19.28% 7.86% 27.13%
Sedgemoor District Council 16.35% 7.83% 24.18%
Havering LB 16.16% 7.82% 23.98%
Harrogate Borough Council 17.48% 7.80% 25.28%
Winchester City Council 28.25% 7.75% 36.00%
Plymouth City Council 23.43% 7.75% 31.18%
North Dorset District Council 25.54% 7.73% 33.28%
Reading Borough Council 26.32% 7.70% 34.03%
Bournemouth Borough Council 33.36% 7.65% 41.01%
Penwith District Council 21.26% 7.63% 28.89%
Kerrier District Council 22.52% 7.62% 30.14%
Herefordshire Council 22.67% 7.59% 30.26%
North London Waste Authority 16.88% 7.49% 24.37%
Kingston-upon-Hull City Council 17.32% 7.49% 24.81%
Thurrock Council 20.14% 7.47% 27.61%
Arun District Council 27.80% 7.46% 35.26%
Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council 27.12% 7.45% 34.57%
Sheffield City Council 19.87% 7.40% 27.27%
South Bucks District Council 27.32% 7.39% 34.71%
Kirklees MBC 18.75% 7.22% 25.97%
Dover District Council 15.08% 7.19% 22.28%
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 26.63% 7.19% 33.83%
Surrey Heath Borough Council 22.87% 7.19% 30.06%
Salford City Council MBC 16.74% 7.12% 23.85%
Oldham MBC 12.96% 7.08% 20.04%
Calderdale MBC 17.85% 7.07% 24.92%
Mid Sussex District Council 32.85% 7.05% 39.90%
Darlington Borough Council 17.96% 7.05% 25.01%
Torbay Council 21.10% 6.99% 28.08%
Tameside MBC 20.16% 6.93% 27.09%
Bromley LB 27.62% 6.84% 34.46%
South Norfolk Council 31.77% 6.70% 38.47%
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames 18.96% 6.66% 25.62%
Haringey LB 19.11% 6.57% 25.68%
Eastleigh Borough Council 32.60% 6.53% 39.13%
Hackney LB 15.85% 6.53% 22.38%
Caradon District Council 25.76% 6.50% 32.26%
Thanet District Council 20.19% 6.30% 26.49%
Croydon LB 16.42% 6.29% 22.71%
Test Valley Borough Council 28.87% 6.22% 35.09%
Elmbridge Borough Council 27.12% 6.21% 33.33%
Alnwick District Council 27.99% 6.15% 34.14%
Sevenoaks District Council 25.81% 6.08% 31.90%
West Berkshire District Council 16.75% 6.05% 22.80%
Ashford Borough Council 15.66% 6.02% 21.68%
Wansbeck District Council 24.08% 6.02% 30.10%
North Wiltshire District Council 17.81% 6.00% 23.81%
Durham County Council 18.09% 5.89% 23.98%
East Northamptonshire Council 24.72% 5.86% 30.57%
East Hampshire District Council 32.30% 5.79% 38.09%
Exeter City Council 30.13% 5.68% 35.81%
Barking and Dagenham LB 14.83% 5.58% 20.41%
Hart District Council 34.06% 5.55% 39.60%
Islington LB 20.92% 5.41% 26.33%
Tynedale District Council 23.59% 5.41% 29.00%
Eastbourne Borough Council 19.98% 5.34% 25.32%
Salisbury District Council 21.89% 5.22% 27.11%
Rother District Council 23.97% 5.16% 29.13%
Gedling Borough Council 30.73% 5.03% 35.77%
Redbridge LB 17.39% 5.00% 22.38%
East London Waste Authority 14.97% 4.99% 19.96%
Manchester City Council MBC 16.72% 4.84% 21.56%
Greenwich LB 25.74% 4.78% 30.52%
Waverley Borough Council 34.53% 4.65% 39.18%
Council of the Isles of Scilly 9.69% 4.43% 14.12%
Christchurch Borough Council 22.57% 4.35% 26.92%
Hounslow LB 17.49% 4.26% 21.75%
Middlesbrough Borough Council 14.98% 4.24% 19.22%
Easington District Council 15.95% 4.24% 20.19%
Chichester District Council 33.50% 4.05% 37.55%
Southwark LB 16.01% 4.02% 20.02%
Portsmouth City Council 20.48% 4.00% 24.48%
West Oxfordshire District Council 24.54% 3.87% 28.41%
Merton LB 23.33% 3.75% 27.08%
Worthing Borough Council 22.40% 3.71% 26.11%
Runnymede Borough Council 19.72% 3.57% 23.29%
Brighton and Hove Council 24.87% 3.52% 28.39%
West Somerset District Council 22.60% 3.28% 25.87%
Camden LB 23.89% 3.23% 27.12%
Wear Valley District Council 18.58% 3.16% 21.74%
Rushmoor Borough Council 22.76% 3.02% 25.79%
New Forest District Council 30.26% 2.94% 33.20%
Durham City Council 20.18% 2.81% 22.99%
Lambeth LB 22.54% 2.58% 25.12%
Blyth Valley Borough Council 25.35% 2.34% 27.69%
Rochford District Council 16.70% 2.30% 19.00%
Bassetlaw District Council 22.41% 2.08% 24.49%
Newham LB 12.34% 2.06% 14.40%
Western Riverside Waste Authority 24.30% 1.84% 26.14%
Hammersmith and Fulham LB 25.39% 1.50% 26.89%
Derwentside District Council 25.49% 1.44% 26.92%
Gosport Borough Council 24.44% 1.42% 25.86%
Sedgefield Borough Council 16.96% 1.34% 18.30%
Purbeck District Council 31.91% 1.31% 33.22%
Spelthorne Borough Council 23.43% 1.27% 24.70%
Swale Borough Council 26.07% 1.22% 27.29%
Harlow District Council 21.27% 1.18% 22.45%
Aylesbury Vale District Council 21.38% 1.15% 22.53%
Norwich City Council 22.49% 1.11% 23.60%
Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council 23.65% 1.09% 24.74%
Boston Borough Council 27.57% 0.96% 28.53%
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council 22.03% 0.95% 22.98%
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 27.03% 0.90% 27.93%
Ashfield District Council 27.59% 0.89% 28.48%
Lewes District Council 23.81% 0.89% 24.70%
Hastings Borough Council 22.88% 0.86% 23.74%
Westminster City Council 21.88% 0.84% 22.72%
Mid Suffolk District Council 37.10% 0.72% 37.82%
Lewisham LB 21.40% 0.58% 21.99%
Adur District Council 28.55% 0.51% 29.07%
Havant Borough Council 31.68% 0.49% 32.18%
West Dorset District Council 29.67% 0.47% 30.14%
Crawley Borough Council 26.95% 0.42% 27.37%
East Devon District Council 21.45% 0.42% 21.87%
City of London 33.02% 0.38% 33.39%
Stroud District Council 25.57% 0.31% 25.88%
Wandsworth LB 24.37% 0.29% 24.66%
Tower Hamlets LB 12.89% 0.15% 13.04%
South Holland District Council 30.97% 0.13% 31.10%
Wychavon District Council 23.90% 0.08% 23.97%
Worcester City Council 34.03% 0.05% 34.08%
Redditch Borough Council 32.16% 0.00% 32.16%
Wyre Forest District Council 28.45% 0.00% 28.45%
Gravesham Borough Council 27.09% 0.00% 27.09%
Amber Valley Borough Council 26.79% 0.00% 26.79%
Tendring District Council 26.73% 0.00% 26.73%
Great Yarmouth Borough Council 26.73% 0.00% 26.73%
Tandridge District Council 26.48% 0.00% 26.48%
Newark and Sherwood District Council 26.19% 0.00% 26.19%
Malvern Hills District Council 26.01% 0.00% 26.01%
Restormel Borough Council 23.89% 0.00% 23.89%
Dartford Borough Council 22.08% 0.00% 22.08%
Chester-Le-Street District Council 18.70% 0.00% 18.70%

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