2011/12 recycling performance

The following table contains municipal waste data derived from WasteDataFlow for the period covering the financial year 2011/12. The data shows the total household waste sent for recycling by English local authorities from April 2011 to March 2012.


There are 52 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
1Surrey Heath Borough Council39.22%
2Vale of White Horse District Council37.27%
3South Oxfordshire District Council36.95%
4Darlington Borough Council36.94%
5Uttlesford District Council35.47%
6Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council34.94%
7Rutland County Council34.76%
8City of London34.38%
9North Somerset Council34.24%
10Swindon Borough Council33.33%
11Wychavon District Council32.80%
12Worcester City Council32.58%
13Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea32.14%
14Waverley Borough Council31.98%
15Harlow District Council31.94%
16South Holland District Council31.90%
17Kingston-upon-Hull City Council31.52%
18Mid Sussex District Council31.47%
19Mole Valley District Council31.42%
20Oxfordshire County Council31.16%
21East Northamptonshire Council31.10%
22Charnwood Borough Council30.99%
23Southend-on-Sea Borough Council30.96%
24Guildford Borough Council30.86%
25South Kesteven District Council30.80%
26Hart District Council30.74%
27Herefordshire Council30.72%
28East Hampshire District Council30.72%
29Mid Suffolk District Council30.70%
30Richmond upon Thames LB30.53%
31Central Bedfordshire30.48%
32Suffolk County Council30.26%
33Castle Point Borough Council30.23%
34Lincolnshire County Council30.10%
35Bournemouth Borough Council30.07%
36Bromley LB30.06%
37Worcestershire County Council30.02%
38Bath and North East Somerset Council29.96%
39East Devon District Council29.79%
40Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council29.78%
41Chichester District Council29.58%
42Walsall MBC29.58%
43Runnymede Borough Council29.45%
44Gedling Borough Council29.40%
45Elmbridge Borough Council29.33%
46Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames29.29%
47Hammersmith and Fulham LB29.27%
48Adur District Council29.21%
49Bexley LB29.19%
50West Oxfordshire District Council29.16%
51Spelthorne Borough Council29.08%
52Woking Borough Council29.07%
53County Durham29.06%
54Cambridgeshire County Council28.97%
55Surrey County Council28.92%
56Eastleigh Borough Council28.89%
57Rochford District Council28.87%
58Oadby and Wigston Borough Council28.84%
59Essex County Council28.64%
60Tamworth Borough Council28.57%
61Exeter City Council28.54%
62Redditch Borough Council28.45%
63Epping Forest Borough Council28.41%
64Tewkesbury Borough Council28.38%
65Milton Keynes Council28.38%
66Norwich City Council28.34%
67Chiltern District Council28.32%
68Nottinghamshire County Council28.31%
69Lancashire County Council28.28%
70Broxtowe Borough Council28.24%
71Hillingdon LB28.24%
72Cheshire East28.11%
73Torbay Council28.11%
74Basildon District Council27.99%
75Wandsworth LB27.96%
76Swale Borough Council27.94%
77Calderdale MBC27.85%
78Lichfield District Council27.81%
79Merton LB27.76%
80Brentwood Borough Council27.71%
81Wyre Forest District Council27.70%
82Devon County Council27.67%
83Blaby District Council27.67%
84Cannock Chase Council27.66%
85Sutton LB27.63%
86Hartlepool Borough Council27.63%
87Sedgemoor District Council27.50%
88South Cambridgeshire District Council27.37%
89Stockport MBC27.37%
90Stratford-on-Avon District Council27.33%
91Broadland District Council27.32%
92Arun District Council27.27%
93Halton Borough Council27.19%
94South Gloucestershire Council27.18%
95Havant Borough Council27.15%
96Solihull MBC27.14%
97West Sussex County Council27.10%
98Boston Borough Council27.09%
99Suffolk Coastal District Council27.08%
100York City Council27.08%
101Rushcliffe Borough Council27.06%
102Norfolk County Council27.03%
103Shepway District Council27.00%
104North Kesteven District Council26.87%
105Western Riverside Waste Authority26.83%
106Oxford City Council26.81%
107Huntingdonshire District Council26.60%
108Staffordshire County Council26.54%
109Malvern Hills District Council26.44%
110Trafford MBC26.43%
111South Somerset District Council26.42%
112Craven District Council26.39%
113Blackpool Borough Council26.37%
114Worthing Borough Council26.32%
115New Forest District Council26.29%
116Fareham Borough Council26.29%
117West Devon Borough Council26.28%
118Ashfield District Council26.27%
119Sunderland City Council26.20%
120Cheshire West and Chester26.19%
121Tendring District Council26.19%
122Sandwell MBC26.17%
123Somerset County Council26.14%
124Winchester City Council26.11%
125Bradford City MDC (MBC)25.97%
126Kirklees MBC25.94%
127Gloucestershire County Council25.93%
128Newark and Sherwood District Council25.90%
130South Norfolk Council25.86%
131Ealing LB25.82%
132Test Valley Borough Council25.77%
133West Lindsey District Council25.76%
134Peterborough City Council25.75%
135Taunton Deane Borough Council25.73%
136Hyndburn Borough Council25.73%
137Rossendale Borough Council25.55%
138Leicestershire County Council25.54%
139Epsom and Ewell Borough Council25.45%
140Mendip District Council25.45%
141Wakefield City MDC25.36%
142Kent County Council25.28%
143East Lindsey District Council25.24%
144Reading Borough Council25.15%
145Tower Hamlets LB25.15%
146West Berkshire District Council25.14%
147Cheltenham Borough Council25.13%
148Bracknell Forest Borough Council25.06%
149Lambeth LB24.99%
150Westminster City Council24.99%
151Bromsgrove District Council24.97%
152Ribble Valley Borough Council24.95%
153Rugby Borough Council24.90%
154Chorley Borough Council24.88%
155Islington LB24.80%
156Tandridge District Council24.79%
157Wirral MBC24.72%
158Wellingborough Borough Council24.70%
159South Ribble Borough Council24.69%
160South Bucks District Council24.63%
161Braintree District Council24.61%
162North Norfolk District Council24.58%
163Cherwell District Council24.56%
164Stafford Borough Council24.55%
165Wigan MBC24.49%
166Coventry City Council24.47%
167Telford and Wrekin Council24.38%
168South Hams District Council24.36%
169East Staffordshire Borough Council24.35%
170Harrow LB24.32%
171Carlisle City Council24.30%
172North Tyneside Council24.28%
173Warwickshire County Council24.26%
174Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council24.25%
175West Somerset District Council24.22%
176Warrington Borough Council24.22%
177Hampshire County Council24.15%
178Greater Manchester WDA (MBC)24.13%
179West London Waste Authority24.12%
180Havering LB24.11%
181Cumbria County Council24.07%
182East Riding of Yorkshire Council23.99%
183Stroud District Council23.95%
184Gateshead MBC23.94%
185St Edmundsbury Borough Council23.94%
186Northampton Borough Council23.92%
187Dorset Waste Partnership23.88%
188Lincoln City Council23.85%
189Colchester Borough Council23.84%
190South Tyneside MBC23.84%
191Canterbury City Council23.80%
192Breckland Council23.76%
193Wokingham Council23.73%
194Wyre Borough Council23.71%
195Waveney District Council23.68%
196North Yorkshire County Council23.66%
197Barnsley MBC23.65%
198Brighton and Hove Council23.60%
199Reigate and Banstead Borough Council23.58%
200Gosport Borough Council23.58%
201Great Yarmouth Borough Council23.52%
202Buckinghamshire County Council23.52%
204Dover District Council23.47%
205Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council23.37%
206Corby Borough Council23.36%
207Hertfordshire County Council23.32%
208Pendle Borough Council23.32%
209Cotswold District Council23.32%
210Crawley Borough Council23.29%
211Scarborough Borough Council23.26%
212Croydon LB23.23%
213Dartford Borough Council23.22%
214Medway Borough Council23.21%
215North Lincolnshire Council23.16%
216Horsham District Council23.14%
217Hounslow LB23.11%
218Forest Heath District Council23.11%
219Doncaster MBC23.04%
220Ipswich Borough Council23.02%
221Amber Valley Borough Council22.97%
222Northamptonshire County Council22.93%
223Thanet District Council22.92%
224Warwick District Council22.63%
225Thurrock Council22.61%
226Bassetlaw District Council22.59%
227Slough Borough Council22.58%
228Sheffield City Council22.57%
229Derbyshire County Council22.54%
230Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council22.49%
231Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council22.43%
232Rochdale MBC22.42%
233Rotherham MBC22.41%
234Greenwich LB22.41%
235Maidstone Borough Council22.41%
236Leicester City Council22.40%
237Bristol City Council22.38%
238Mansfield District Council22.35%
239Richmondshire District Council22.35%
240Plymouth City Council22.30%
241Lewes District Council22.27%
243Burnley Borough Council22.17%
244Nottingham City Council22.15%
245Cambridge City Council22.13%
246Poole Borough Council22.07%
247Melton Borough Council22.07%
248Sevenoaks District Council22.00%
249Redbridge LB21.97%
250Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council21.95%
252Gravesham Borough Council21.76%
253South Staffordshire Council21.73%
254Fylde Borough Council21.72%
255Derby City Council21.58%
256Fenland District Council21.54%
257Luton Borough Council21.49%
258Rushmoor Borough Council21.44%
259Camden LB21.39%
260Tunbridge Wells Borough Council21.37%
261Oldham MBC21.36%
262Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council MBC21.33%
263Merseyside WDA (MBC)21.33%
264Tameside MBC21.25%
265East London Waste Authority21.03%
266Erewash Borough Council20.96%
267Brent LB20.83%
268Stoke-on-Trent City Council20.77%
269North Devon District Council20.77%
270North East Derbyshire District Council20.68%
271Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council20.67%
272Allerdale Borough Council20.61%
273North West Leicestershire District Council20.58%
274Lancaster City Council20.58%
275Hastings Borough Council20.52%
276East Sussex County Council20.50%
277South Lakeland District Council20.36%
278Maldon District Council20.31%
279Enfield LB20.29%
280Aylesbury Vale District Council20.28%
281High Peak Borough Council20.26%
282Teignbridge District Council20.25%
283St Albans City and District Council20.08%
284Manchester City Council MBC19.94%
285Daventry District Council19.91%
286Welwyn Hatfield Council19.89%
287Three Rivers District Council19.83%
289Gloucester City Council19.63%
290Wycombe District Council19.63%
291Rother District Council19.50%
292Bury MBC19.46%
293Newham LB19.36%
294North Hertfordshire District Council19.36%
295North London Waste Authority19.33%
296Dacorum Borough Council19.24%
297West Lancashire Borough Council19.21%
298Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council19.21%
299Hertsmere Borough Council19.16%
300Southwark LB19.14%
301Harborough District Council19.03%
302Selby District Council18.95%
303East Hertfordshire District Council18.88%
304Staffordshire Moorlands District Council18.85%
305South Northamptonshire District Council18.81%
306Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council18.74%
307Barnet LB18.73%
308Haringey LB18.70%
309Isle of Wight Council18.64%
310Kettering Borough Council18.53%
311Eden District Council18.48%
312Hackney LB18.16%
313Barking and Dagenham LB18.15%
314Chelmsford Borough Council18.13%
315Leeds City Council MBC18.07%
316Stevenage Borough Council17.90%
317Derbyshire Dales District Council17.88%
318Copeland Borough Council17.88%
319Portsmouth City Council17.81%
320Wolverhampton MBC17.79%
321Eastbourne Borough Council17.77%
322Sefton MBC17.75%
323Waltham Forest LB17.75%
324Hambleton District Council17.71%
325Chesterfield Borough Council17.71%
326Preston City Council17.67%
327Knowsley MBC17.44%
328Torridge District Council17.38%
329Dudley MBC17.35%
330Bolton MBC17.33%
331Ryedale District Council17.11%
332Broxbourne Borough Council16.91%
333Salford City Council MBC16.87%
334Watford Borough Council16.71%
335Wealden District Council16.65%
336South Derbyshire District Council16.36%
337Liverpool City Council16.22%
338Lewisham LB16.21%
339Birmingham City Council16.21%
340Bolsover District Council16.13%
341Mid Devon District Council16.07%
342Harrogate Borough Council15.90%
343Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council15.82%
344North East Lincolnshire Council15.64%
345East Cambridgeshire District Council15.22%
346Middlesbrough Borough Council14.83%
347Council of the Isles of Scilly14.63%
348St Helens MBC14.28%
349Forest of Dean District Council14.25%
350Southampton City Council13.91%
351North Warwickshire Borough Council13.86%
352Ashford Borough Council13.68%