2010/11 recycling

The following table contains municipal waste data derived from WasteDataFlow for the period covering the financial year 2010/11. The data shows the total household waste sent for recycling by English local authorities from April 2010 to March 2011.


There are 46 local authorities which are not included in the table as the information is not available. WasteDataFlow attributed this to a change in the councils’ status. Local authorities are listed in overall performance order.


RankLocal AuthorityRecycling Rate
1Bournemouth Borough Council41.81%
2Surrey Heath Borough Council39.73%
3City of London37.09%
4Uttlesford District Council36.46%
5South Oxfordshire District Council35.23%
6Darlington Borough Council34.08%
7Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council33.95%
8Worcester City Council32.92%
9Mid Sussex District Council32.91%
10Harlow District Council32.80%
11Swindon Borough Council32.69%
12Wychavon District Council32.45%
13Mid Suffolk District Council32.09%
14Waverley Borough Council32.09%
15Walsall MBC32.01%
16Mole Valley District Council32.00%
17Kingston-upon-Hull City Council31.96%
18Rutland County Council31.76%
19Chichester District Council31.68%
20Guildford Borough Council31.66%
21East Hampshire District Council31.59%
22South Holland District Council31.42%
23South Kesteven District Council31.37%
24Hart District Council31.20%
25Suffolk County Council30.71%
26Adur District Council30.69%
27Herefordshire Council30.38%
28Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea30.25%
29Woking Borough Council30.18%
30Lincolnshire County Council30.14%
31Richmond upon Thames LB30.02%
32Chiltern District Council29.92%
33West Dorset District Council29.88%
34Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames29.80%
35Bromley LB29.75%
36Central Bedfordshire29.70%
37North Somerset Council29.53%
38Spelthorne Borough Council29.52%
39Elmbridge Borough Council29.51%
40Vale of White Horse District Council29.45%
41Southend-on-Sea Borough Council29.43%
42Charnwood Borough Council29.42%
43Oxfordshire County Council29.40%
44Eastleigh Borough Council29.38%
45Worcestershire County Council29.26%
46Exeter City Council29.13%
47Bath and North East Somerset Council29.04%
48Essex County Council28.96%
49Hillingdon LB28.93%
50Torbay Council28.93%
51Tewkesbury Borough Council28.86%
52Purbeck District Council28.76%
53Lancashire County Council28.72%
54Sutton LB28.64%
55Dorset County Council28.56%
56Rochford District Council28.52%
57Epping Forest Borough Council28.52%
58Broxtowe Borough Council28.48%
59Broadland District Council28.39%
60West Sussex County Council28.37%
61Norwich City Council28.36%
62Swale Borough Council28.29%
63Arun District Council28.24%
64Brentwood Borough Council28.22%
65Havant Borough Council28.11%
66Milton Keynes Council28.04%
67Redditch Borough Council28.02%
68Test Valley Borough Council27.91%
69Bexley LB27.82%
70Malvern Hills District Council27.69%
71Devon County Council27.57%
72Lichfield District Council27.54%
73Winchester City Council27.53%
74Shepway District Council27.52%
75Norfolk County Council27.50%
76New Forest District Council27.47%
77Castle Point Borough Council27.46%
78Stockport MBC27.35%
79Gedling Borough Council27.33%
80South Norfolk Council27.30%
81Tamworth Borough Council27.28%
82Merton LB27.28%
83Somerset County Council27.28%
84Surrey County Council27.26%
85Ealing LB27.26%
86Fareham Borough Council27.20%
87Stratford-on-Avon District Council27.16%
88Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council27.13%
89Worthing Borough Council27.06%
90Breckland Council27.06%
91Harrow LB27.03%
92Hammersmith and Fulham LB26.97%
93Tandridge District Council26.89%
94Huntingdonshire District Council26.83%
95Craven District Council26.76%
96West Oxfordshire District Council26.74%
98Cambridgeshire County Council26.62%
99Nottinghamshire County Council26.50%
100Basildon District Council26.49%
101County Durham26.47%
102York City Council26.44%
103Weymouth and Portland Borough Council26.42%
104Staffordshire County Council26.40%
105Wandsworth LB26.39%
106Blaby District Council26.37%
107Rugby Borough Council26.33%
108North Kesteven District Council26.29%
109East Lindsey District Council26.28%
110Epsom and Ewell Borough Council26.24%
111Cannock Chase Council26.13%
112Oadby and Wigston Borough Council26.10%
113Suffolk Coastal District Council26.09%
114Wyre Forest District Council26.09%
115Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council26.07%
116Trafford MBC25.98%
117Lincoln City Council25.95%
118Tendring District Council25.95%
119West Lindsey District Council25.87%
120Kirklees MBC25.86%
121Peterborough City Council25.85%
122Reigate and Banstead Borough Council25.85%
123Western Riverside Waste Authority25.72%
124East Devon District Council25.71%
125Carlisle City Council25.66%
126Hyndburn Borough Council25.61%
127Gloucestershire County Council25.55%
128North Norfolk District Council25.53%
129Crawley Borough Council25.52%
130Cheshire East25.47%
131Sedgemoor District Council25.44%
132Hartlepool Borough Council25.36%
133Leicestershire County Council25.24%
134Cotswold District Council25.21%
135South Bucks District Council25.18%
136Boston Borough Council25.16%
137Halton Borough Council25.08%
138Cheshire West and Chester25.06%
139Kent County Council25.04%
140Cherwell District Council25.01%
141Waveney District Council24.98%
142Braintree District Council24.98%
143Chorley Borough Council24.98%
144Hampshire County Council24.96%
145South Hams District Council24.90%
146North Tyneside Council24.82%
147Mendip District Council24.81%
148Calderdale MBC24.80%
149Ribble Valley Borough Council24.74%
150Lambeth LB24.73%
151Canterbury City Council24.72%
152Buckinghamshire County Council24.72%
153Stafford Borough Council24.68%
154West Devon Borough Council24.67%
155Rushcliffe Borough Council24.65%
156Oxford City Council24.64%
157Telford and Wrekin Council24.59%
158Wakefield City MDC24.59%
159Blackpool Borough Council24.43%
160Westminster City Council24.43%
161Cumbria County Council24.34%
162Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council24.29%
163West London Waste Authority24.25%
164Rossendale Borough Council24.22%
165Thanet District Council24.21%
167Wyre Borough Council24.16%
168Coventry City Council24.07%
169Stroud District Council24.07%
170St Edmundsbury Borough Council24.06%
171North Yorkshire County Council24.06%
172Horsham District Council24.05%
173Bracknell Forest Borough Council24.00%
174South Ribble Borough Council24.00%
175Scarborough Borough Council23.97%
176Colchester Borough Council23.92%
177East Staffordshire Borough Council23.91%
178Newark and Sherwood District Council23.91%
179Brighton and Hove Council23.88%
180Pendle Borough Council23.87%
181West Berkshire District Council23.86%
182Islington LB23.83%
183Great Yarmouth Borough Council23.80%
184North Dorset District Council23.80%
185Rochdale MBC23.71%
186South Gloucestershire Council23.66%
187Wigan MBC23.65%
188Thurrock Council23.64%
189Tameside MBC23.62%
190Bromsgrove District Council23.60%
191Warrington Borough Council23.55%
192North Lincolnshire Council23.54%
193Warwickshire County Council23.44%
194Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council23.42%
195Ashfield District Council23.35%
196Northampton Borough Council23.33%
197Greater Manchester WDA (MBC)23.33%
198Croydon LB23.31%
200Slough Borough Council23.18%
201Hertfordshire County Council23.14%
202Amber Valley Borough Council23.13%
203Gravesham Borough Council23.13%
204Luton Borough Council23.13%
205Solihull MBC23.12%
206Nottingham City Council23.05%
207Hounslow LB23.03%
208Ipswich Borough Council23.03%
209Doncaster MBC22.96%
210South Tyneside MBC22.87%
211South Somerset District Council22.86%
212South Cambridgeshire District Council22.86%
213Taunton Deane Borough Council22.81%
214Gosport Borough Council22.80%
215East Northamptonshire Council22.80%
216Wokingham Council22.77%
217Gateshead MBC22.74%
218Dartford Borough Council22.72%
219Poole Borough Council22.70%
220Richmondshire District Council22.69%
221Fenland District Council22.64%
222Wirral MBC22.60%
223West Somerset District Council22.60%
224Melton Borough Council22.53%
225Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council MBC22.47%
226Burnley Borough Council22.44%
227Lewes District Council22.39%
228Tower Hamlets LB22.37%
229Tunbridge Wells Borough Council22.36%
231East Dorset District Council22.33%
232Sandwell MBC22.32%
233Christchurch Borough Council22.32%
234Sevenoaks District Council22.31%
235Rushmoor Borough Council22.24%
236Forest Heath District Council22.22%
237Fylde Borough Council22.20%
238Medway Borough Council22.11%
239Derby City Council22.03%
240Camden LB21.98%
241Corby Borough Council21.98%
242Warwick District Council21.87%
243Oldham MBC21.86%
244East Riding of Yorkshire Council21.78%
245South Lakeland District Council21.78%
246South Staffordshire Council21.75%
247Plymouth City Council21.61%
248Mansfield District Council21.54%
249St Albans City and District Council21.53%
250Sunderland City Council21.48%
251Runnymede Borough Council21.47%
252Bristol City Council21.41%
253Cambridge City Council21.38%
254Rotherham MBC21.32%
255North Devon District Council21.24%
256Northamptonshire County Council21.24%
257Stoke-on-Trent City Council21.23%
258Wellingborough Borough Council21.20%
259Hastings Borough Council21.19%
260East Sussex County Council21.15%
261Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council21.10%
262Sheffield City Council21.10%
263Maldon District Council21.05%
264Merseyside WDA (MBC)20.94%
265Aylesbury Vale District Council20.91%
266Erewash Borough Council20.91%
267Barnsley MBC20.88%
268Lancaster City Council20.74%
269Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council20.64%
270Dacorum Borough Council20.61%
271Cheltenham Borough Council20.56%
272Teignbridge District Council20.44%
273Haringey LB20.37%
275Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council20.30%
276Gloucester City Council20.24%
277North Hertfordshire District Council20.12%
278Wycombe District Council20.05%
279Rother District Council20.01%
280Allerdale Borough Council20.00%
281North West Leicestershire District Council19.94%
282Greenwich LB19.81%
283Bassetlaw District Council19.75%
284Dover District Council19.68%
285Bradford City MDC (MBC)19.54%
286East Hertfordshire District Council19.53%
287Selby District Council19.53%
288Enfield LB19.47%
289North London Waste Authority19.42%
290Havering LB19.37%
291Staffordshire Moorlands District Council19.35%
292West Lancashire Borough Council19.33%
293Derbyshire County Council19.31%
294South Northamptonshire District Council19.23%
295Copeland Borough Council19.21%
296Maidstone Borough Council19.19%
297Three Rivers District Council19.19%
298Southwark LB19.14%
299Hackney LB19.05%
300Salford City Council MBC18.95%
301Kettering Borough Council18.95%
302Portsmouth City Council18.82%
303Eden District Council18.78%
304Barnet LB18.73%
305Harborough District Council18.70%
306Broxbourne Borough Council18.44%
307Eastbourne Borough Council18.44%
308High Peak Borough Council18.38%
309Chelmsford Borough Council18.31%
310Bolton MBC18.20%
311Redbridge LB18.18%
312Leicester City Council18.09%
313Waltham Forest LB17.98%
314Torridge District Council17.96%
315Reading Borough Council17.88%
316Hambleton District Council17.74%
317Sefton MBC17.74%
318Daventry District Council17.62%
319North East Lincolnshire Council17.46%
320Watford Borough Council17.43%
321Preston City Council17.39%
322Wolverhampton MBC17.35%
323Lewisham LB17.27%
324Knowsley MBC17.04%
325Stevenage Borough Council17.00%
326Manchester City Council MBC16.97%
327Ryedale District Council16.97%
328Mid Devon District Council16.95%
329Derbyshire Dales District Council16.80%
330Wealden District Council16.78%
331Hertsmere Borough Council16.72%
332Dudley MBC16.65%
333Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council16.63%
334Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council16.60%
335Harrogate Borough Council16.49%
336South Derbyshire District Council16.39%
337Liverpool City Council16.14%
338East Cambridgeshire District Council16.13%
339Birmingham City Council16.08%
340East London Waste Authority16.00%
341Brent LB15.99%
342Bury MBC15.88%
343Chesterfield Borough Council15.74%
344Southampton City Council15.62%
345Barking and Dagenham LB15.48%
346Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council15.30%
347Middlesbrough Borough Council15.20%
348Isle of Wight Council14.97%
349St Helens MBC14.91%
350Leeds City Council MBC14.88%
351Forest of Dean District Council14.65%
352North East Derbyshire District Council14.43%
353Ashford Borough Council13.64%
354Welwyn Hatfield Council12.34%
355North Warwickshire Borough Council12.31%
356Newham LB10.41%
357Council of the Isles of Scilly9.22%
358Bolsover District Council8.83%