2018/19 overall performance

The following table contains household waste data derived from WasteDataFlow and Defra’s statistical department for the period covering the financial year 2018/19. The data shows the total household waste recycling, composting and reuse rate for English local authorities from April 2018 to March 2019. Local authorities are listed in overall performance order. Local authority types: U=Unitary, C=Collection authority, D=Disposal authority. Data is sourced from Defra data. Published December 2019.

Notes from Defra: From 2011-12 onwards, 7 local authorities started reporting as Dorset Waste Partnership. These are Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, West Dorset, Purbeck, North Dorset and East Dorset District Councils, Christchurch Borough Council, and Dorset County Council.
From 2015/16 onwards Chiltern District Council jointly reports their waste data with Wycombe District Council.
From 2016/17 onwards, Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire Councils jointly report their waste.
From 2017/18 6 local authorities started reporting as Somerset Waste Partnership. These are Somerset County Council, Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Taunton Deane and West Somerset.
For 2018/19 Defra stated that Household recycling contains material sent for recycling, composting or reuse by local authorities as well as those collected from household sources by ‘private-voluntary’ organisations.

 

Rank Local Authority 2018/19
financial year
  Percentage of household waste
sent for reuse, recycling or composting (Ex NI192)
Collected household waste per person (kg)
(Ex BVPI 84a)
1 East Riding of Yorkshire Council U 64.80% 495.6
2 South Oxfordshire District Council C 63.30% 355
3 Three Rivers District Council C 63.0% 349.4
4 Vale of White Horse District Council C 62.5% 329.6
5 St Albans City and District Council C 62.1% 344.0
6 Surrey Heath Borough Council C 61.9% 335.4
7 Rochford District Council C 60.9% 383.4
8 Stroud District Council C 60.2% 285.6
9 Derbyshire Dales District Council C 59.6% 377.7
10 South Northamptonshire District Council C 59.6% 421.5
11 Dorset Waste Partnership U 59.6% 457.9
12 Stratford-on-Avon District Council C 59.6% 438.2
13 Maldon District Council C 59.4% 357.6
14 Milton Keynes Council U 59.1% 433.9
15 East Devon District Council C 59.1% 298.7
16 Cheshire West and Chester U 59.0% 475.3
17 Cotswold District Council C 58.9% 443.8
18 Bath and North East Somerset Council U 58.7% 372.8
19 North Somerset Council U 58.7% 461.1
20 Colchester Borough Council C 58.6% 284.7
21 Stockport MBC C 58.3% 335.4
22 Oxfordshire County Council D 58.2% 407.7
23 Tandridge District Council C 58.1% 368.5
24 West Oxfordshire District Council C 57.8% 378.5
25 South Gloucestershire Council U 57.8% 400.5
26 Guildford Borough Council C 57.7% 332.9
27 Trafford MBC C 57.3% 321.1
28 Woking Borough Council C 57.2% 351.7
29 North Hertfordshire District Council C 56.8% 347.1
30 Epping Forest Borough Council C 56.3% 397.1
31 Teignbridge District Council C 56.3% 357.3
32 Buckinghamshire County Council D 56.1% 447.2
33 Rutland County Council U 56.0% 495.0
34 Devon County Council D 56.0% 441.3
35 Staffordshire Moorlands District Council C 56.0% 396.0
36 Isle of Wight Council U 55.7% 413.2
37 North Lincolnshire Council U 55.6% 487.9
38 Shropshire U 55.5% 491.6
39 East Cambridgeshire District Council C 55.4% 350.4
40 Cambridgeshire County Council D 55.3% 447.5
41 Surrey County Council D 55.3% 423.3
42 Epsom and Ewell Borough Council C 54.9% 364.4
43 Huntingdonshire District Council C 54.6% 373.6
44 Waverley Borough Council C 54.6% 354.6
45 Cherwell District Council C 54.2% 405.7
46 Bexley LB U 54.1% 402.0
47 South Hams District Council C 53.9% 384.0
48 Reigate and Banstead Borough Council C 53.8% 349.8
49 Forest of Dean District Council C 53.8% 372.0
50 Warwick District Council C 53.7% 357.3
51 Horsham District Council C 53.5% 353.2
52 Mid Devon District Council C 53.5% 343.1
53 Ashford Borough Council C 53.4% 322.8
54 Mole Valley District Council C 52.9% 378.9
55 Ealing LB C 52.6% 237.8
56 Tewkesbury Borough Council C 52.6% 363.9
57 Somerset Waste Partnership U 52.4% 449.2
58 Dacorum Borough Council C 52.3% 352.9
59 Gloucestershire County Council D 52.1% 446.4
60 Essex County Council D 52.0% 459.7
61 Bury MBC C 52.0% 321.0
62 Oxford City Council C 51.9% 276.9
63 West Sussex County Council D 51.9% 450.6
64 Cheshire East U 51.8% 463.1
65 Bournemouth Borough Council U 51.8% 392.5
66 Hertfordshire County Council D 51.7% 406.0
67 Poole Borough Council U 51.7% 437.6
68 Wigan MBC U 51.5% 401.7
69 Maidstone Borough Council C 51.4% 343.6
70 South Bucks District Council C 51.4% 325.6
71 Wycombe District Council C 51.4% 362.7
72 Warwickshire County Council D 51.4% 443.4
73 Torridge District Council C 51.3% 361.4
74 West Devon Borough Council C 51.3% 307.8
75 Aylesbury Vale District Council C 51.1% 305.5
76 Elmbridge Borough Council C 51.0% 386.5
77 Tameside MBC C 50.9% 296.2
78 Wealden District Council C 50.8% 374.1
79 Daventry District Council C 50.7% 363.1
80 Cheltenham Borough Council C 50.7% 417.8
81 Suffolk Coastal District Council C 50.1% 370.2
82 Bromley LB U 50.1% 362.1
83 South Staffordshire Council C 50.1% 389.3
84 Stafford Borough Council C 49.9% 395.0
85 Cambridge City and South Cambs Councils C 49.8% 365.8
86 Calderdale MBC U 49.6% 388.5
87 West Berkshire District Council U 49.5% 470.3
88 East Hertfordshire District Council C 49.4% 369.6
89 Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames U 49.4% 343.6
90 Sutton LB U 49.1% 353.0
91 Castle Point Borough Council C 49.0% 358.5
92 Rushcliffe Borough Council C 48.8% 376.7
93 High Peak Borough Council C 48.7% 371.8
94 Rochdale MBC C 48.6% 308.6
95 Kettering Borough Council C 48.5% 392.9
96 Hambleton District Council C 48.4% 369.6
97 Chelmsford Borough Council C 48.3% 387.1
98 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council U 48.3% 410.5
99 Broadland District Council C 48.2% 380.3
100 Kingston-upon-Hull City Council U 48.1% 403.6
101 Derbyshire County Council D 48.0% 455.0
102 Bolton MBC C 48.0% 304.0
103 Folkestone and Hythe District Council C 48.0% 325.3
104 Greater Manchester WDA (MBC) D 47.9% 400.5
105 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council C 47.8% 362.9
106 Northamptonshire County Council D 47.7% 452.9
107 Braintree District Council C 47.6% 394.4
108 Staffordshire County Council D 47.5% 454.8
109 Rother District Council C 47.4% 372.8
110 Bristol City Council U 47.4% 357.5
111 Croydon LB U 47.3% 331.6
112 North East Derbyshire District Council C 47.2% 396.2
113 Basildon District Council C 47.2% 415.9
114 Kent County Council D 47.2% 430.6
115 Suffolk County Council D 47.1% 452.9
116 Uttlesford District Council C 47.1% 368.1
117 Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council C 47.1% 365.0
118 Dover District Council C 47.0% 300.3
119 Cumbria County Council D 46.7% 477.7
120 Salford City Council MBC C 46.6% 311.9
121 Chichester District Council C 46.5% 352.1
122 Barnsley MBC U 46.5% 405.6
123 Doncaster MBC U 46.4% 433.1
124 Canterbury City Council C 46.3% 330.7
125 Ryedale District Council C 46.1% 391.0
126 East Northamptonshire Council C 45.9% 313.3
127 Harborough District Council C 45.7% 366.8
128 North Devon District Council C 45.6% 378.1
129 North Warwickshire Borough Council C 45.6% 410.4
130 Welwyn Hatfield Council C 45.4% 313.7
131 Wakefield City MDC U 45.4% 430.6
132 Leicestershire County Council D 45.3% 435.1
133 Watford Borough Council C 45.1% 331.0
134 North West Leicestershire District Council C 45.0% 405.8
135 Lichfield District Council C 45.0% 391.5
136 Charnwood Borough Council C 44.9% 329.0
137 Telford and Wrekin Council U 44.8% 471.0
138 Fylde Borough Council C 44.7% 389.8
139 Lancashire County Council D 44.6% 442.7
140 Rotherham MBC U 44.6% 416.0
141 Brentwood Borough Council C 44.5% 352.9
142 Hertsmere Borough Council C 44.3% 359.1
143 Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council U 44.3% 431.5
144 Central Bedfordshire U 44.2% 418.4
145 South Lakeland District Council C 44.2% 428.9
146 Warrington Borough Council U 44.2% 409.4
147 Rugby Borough Council C 44.2% 379.3
148 Chesterfield Borough Council C 44.1% 366.0
149 Corby Borough Council C 44.0% 375.3
150 Melton Borough Council C 44.0% 394.5
151 Spelthorne Borough Council C 43.9% 335.3
152 Wiltshire U 43.9% 426.3
153 Cannock Chase Council C 43.9% 379.4
154 South Derbyshire District Council C 43.8% 386.1
155 West Lancashire Borough Council C 43.8% 376.2
156 Wychavon District Council C 43.8% 368.1
157 East Staffordshire Borough Council C 43.6% 387.0
158 North Yorkshire County Council D 43.6% 471.8
159 York City Council U 43.6% 418.5
160 Oadby and Wigston Borough Council C 43.4% 281.2
161 Norfolk County Council D 43.4% 426.0
162 Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council C 43.4% 372.9
163 Chorley Borough Council C 43.3% 365.2
164 East Sussex County Council D 43.3% 440.2
165 Worcestershire County Council D 43.3% 459.2
166 Nottinghamshire County Council D 43.2% 455.2
167 Wyre Borough Council C 43.2% 368.4
168 Peterborough City Council U 43.1% 408.0
169 Harlow District Council C 43.0% 306.9
170 Bedford U 42.9% 421.1
171 Medway Borough Council U 42.8% 449.3
172 Gloucester City Council C 42.8% 348.0
173 North Kesteven District Council C 42.7% 403.1
174 South Ribble Borough Council C 42.7% 365.9
175 Swale Borough Council C 42.7% 361.9
176 Richmond upon Thames LB C 42.5% 377.5
177 Mid Suffolk District Council C 42.4% 355.8
178 Eden District Council C 42.4% 398.3
179 Mid Sussex District Council C 42.4% 314.3
180 County Durham U 42.3% 425.0
181 Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council C 42.2% 378.3
182 Gravesham Borough Council C 42.2% 302.5
183 Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council C 42.1% 389.3
184 Swindon Borough Council U 42.1% 395.8
185 Bromsgrove District Council C 42.1% 391.8
186 Blaby District Council C 42.0% 347.1
187 Broxbourne Borough Council C 42.0% 363.1
188 Runnymede Borough Council C 42.0% 301.2
189 Erewash Borough Council C 41.9% 382.6
190 Lincolnshire County Council D 41.9% 455.3
191 Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council C 41.9% 389.5
192 Hart District Council C 41.8% 333.7
193 Eastleigh Borough Council C 41.7% 317.0
194 Arun District Council C 41.5% 347.8
195 South Norfolk Council C 41.3% 367.8
196 Carlisle City Council C 41.3% 390.0
197 Hampshire County Council D 41.3% 432.0
198 Herefordshire Council U 41.3% 394.4
199 St Edmundsbury Borough Council C 41.2% 377.4
200 Torbay Council U 41.2% 428.9
201 Selby District Council C 41.2% 404.4
202 West Lindsey District Council C 41.0% 406.8
203 Harrogate Borough Council C 40.8% 329.0
204 Wokingham Council U 40.5% 407.9
205 Malvern Hills District Council C 40.5% 305.9
206 Bolsover District Council C 40.3% 414.2
207 Wellingborough Borough Council C 40.2% 381.7
208 Harrow LB C 40.2% 358.3
209 Manchester City Council MBC C 40.1% 283.2
210 Stevenage Borough Council C 40.0% 351.5
211 Oldham MBC C 40.0% 301.6
212 Darlington Borough Council U 39.8% 404.0
213 Tamworth Borough Council C 39.8% 369.2
214 Walsall MBC U 39.8% 376.6
215 Lewes District Council C 39.7% 278.0
216 Blackpool Borough Council U 39.6% 450.2
217 Bradford City MDC (MBC) U 39.5% 362.2
218 Bracknell Forest Borough Council U 39.4% 389.9
219 Northampton Borough Council C 39.3% 365.2
220 North Norfolk District Council C 39.3% 399.5
221 Leicester City Council U 39.2% 354.0
222 South Kesteven District Council C 39.2% 375.0
223 Richmondshire District Council C 39.2% 337.8
224 Fenland District Council C 39.1% 388.2
225 Waveney District Council C 39.1% 404.8
226 East Lindsey District Council C 38.9% 377.1
227 Halton Borough Council U 38.9% 442.4
228 Derby City Council U 38.8% 405.8
229 Leeds City Council MBC U 38.7% 370.7
230 Merton LB U 38.5% 340.7
231 Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council U 38.5% 415.1
232 Broxtowe Borough Council C 38.4% 360.9
233 Norwich City Council C 38.3% 308.2
234 Cornwall U 38.1% 464.3
235 Wolverhampton MBC U 38.1% 405.7
236 Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council MBC U 37.9% 361.2
237 Merseyside WDA (MBC) D 37.8% 465.4
238 Solihull MBC U 37.8% 417.5
239 Craven District Council C 37.7% 375.8
240 West London Waste Authority D 37.6% 331.7
241 Worthing Borough Council C 37.6% 353.2
242 Sevenoaks District Council C 37.5% 367.3
243 Breckland Council C 37.4% 365.6
244 Havering LB C 37.4% 395.3
245 Ipswich Borough Council C 37.1% 389.1
246 Hillingdon LB C 36.7% 327.4
247 Copeland Borough Council C 36.7% 371.5
248 Brent LB C 36.6% 284.9
249 Worcester City Council C 36.6% 313.3
250 Thanet District Council C 36.3% 325.5
251 Stoke-on-Trent City Council U 36.3% 404.9
252 Winchester City Council C 36.1% 301.5
253 Scarborough Borough Council C 36.1% 402.8
254 Lancaster City Council C 36.0% 317.2
255 Test Valley Borough Council C 36.0% 334.7
256 Northumberland U 35.9% 470.9
257 Adur District Council C 35.9% 331.2
258 Sandwell MBC U 35.8% 393.3
259 Ashfield District Council C 35.7% 361.3
260 St Helens MBC C 35.4% 357.8
261 Plymouth City Council U 35.3% 400.9
262 Dudley MBC U 35.3% 382.7
263 Southwark LB U 35.2% 345.8
264 Eastbourne Borough Council C 35.2% 335.4
265 Thurrock Council U 35.0% 440.8
266 Sefton MBC C 35.0% 394.2
267 North East Lincolnshire Council U 35.0% 436.0
268 Luton Borough Council U 34.8% 361.2
269 Forest Heath District Council C 34.6% 376.6
270 Barnet LB C 34.6% 356.2
271 North Tyneside Council U 34.4% 416.1
272 East Hampshire District Council C 34.3% 302.9
273 Gedling Borough Council C 34.2% 360.6
274 Coventry City Council U 34.1% 345.5
275 Hyndburn Borough Council C 33.8% 269.6
276 Fareham Borough Council C 33.7% 302.6
277 Boston Borough Council C 33.5% 395.7
278 Lincoln City Council C 33.5% 356.5
279 Middlesbrough Borough Council U 33.5% 440.0
280 Enfield LB C 33.4% 354.3
281 Greenwich LB U 33.4% 373.5
282 Allerdale Borough Council C 33.4% 422.3
283 Amber Valley Borough Council C 32.9% 361.8
284 Mansfield District Council C 32.9% 394.0
285 Newark and Sherwood District Council C 32.9% 371.7
286 New Forest District Council C 32.9% 318.6
287 Wyre Forest District Council C 32.6% 353.2
288 Hartlepool Borough Council U 32.5% 426.5
289 Burnley Borough Council C 32.5% 323.5
290 Wirral MBC C 32.5% 365.7
291 Reading Borough Council U 31.9% 352.2
292 Ribble Valley Borough Council C 31.7% 380.8
293 Waltham Forest LB C 31.6% 348.4
294 Gateshead MBC U 31.6% 428.6
295 Preston City Council C 31.5% 358.5
296 Rossendale Borough Council C 31.5% 332.9
297 Hounslow LB C 31.4% 317.3
298 Pendle Borough Council C 31.3% 353.2
299 Camden LB C 31.1% 214.8
300 Sheffield City Council U 31.0% 317.7
301 South Tyneside MBC U 30.7% 436.6
302 Havant Borough Council C 30.7% 316.7
303 Crawley Borough Council C 30.4% 293.7
304 Redditch Borough Council C 30.3% 317.8
305 Knowsley MBC C 30.2% 364.5
306 Lambeth LB C 30.1% 248.3
307 City of London U 29.9% 438.6
308 North London Waste Authority D 29.6% 326.8
309 Hastings Borough Council C 29.5% 333.4
310 Haringey LB C 29.3% 299.6
311 Southampton City Council U 29.3% 346.8
312 Brighton and Hove Council U 29.2% 350.9
313 Great Yarmouth Borough Council C 29.0% 383.2
314 Islington LB C 29.0% 230.3
315 Rushmoor Borough Council C 29.0% 327.6
316 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council U 28.5% 370.2
317 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council C 28.3% 330.6
318 Lewisham LB U 28.0% 317.5
319 Hackney LB C 27.9% 297.8
320 Tendring District Council C 27.3% 336.0
321 Council of the Isles of Scilly U 27.3% 649.1
322 Sunderland City Council U 27.1% 406.6
323 Exeter City Council C 27.1% 273.9
324 Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea C 27.0% 338.0
325 Nottingham City Council U 26.5% 342.8
326 Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council U 26.4% 418.2
327 South Holland District Council C 25.9% 331.3
328 Dartford Borough Council C 25.9% 338.0
329 Bassetlaw District Council C 25.5% 369.3
330 Portsmouth City Council U 25.5% 337.3
331 Redbridge LB C 24.9% 348.0
332 Western Riverside Waste Authority D 24.9% 290.4
333 East London Waste Authority D 24.8% 365.0
334 Kirklees MBC U 24.3% 360.2
335 Hammersmith and Fulham LB C 23.8% 253.7
336 Gosport Borough Council C 23.8% 280.0
337 Barking and Dagenham LB C 23.7% 404.8
338 Liverpool City Council C 23.6% 343.6
339 Slough Borough Council U 23.3% 355.7
340 Tower Hamlets LB U 23.2% 230.8
341 Wandsworth LB C 23.2% 290.3
342 Birmingham City Council U 22.0% 360.8
343 Westminster City Council U 21.7% 354.4
344 Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council C 19.4% 363.3
345 Newham LB C 16.9% 341.1

 

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