2019/20 overall performance

The following table contains household waste data derived from WasteDataFlow and Defra’s statistical department for the period covering the financial year 2019/20. The data shows the total household waste recycling, composting and reuse rate for English local authorities from April 2019 to March 2020. Local authorities are listed in overall performance order. Data is sourced from Defra data. Published March 2021.

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.
From 2019-20 there were several mergers and changes to local authorities:
a. Five of the local authorities reporting as the ‘Dorset waste Partnership’: East Dorset District Council, North Dorset District council, Purbeck District Council, West Dorset district council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council merged to become Dorset Council.
b. Christchurch BC, formerly part of the Dorset Waste Partnership, merged with Bournemouth BC and Poole BC, to become Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Council.
c. Suffolk Coastal DC and Waveney DC merged to become West Suffolk Council.
d. Forest Heath DC and St Edmundsbury BC merged to become West Suffolk Council
e. Corby BD and Kettering BC now report together as Corby and Kettering Shared Service.

Key: C – collection authority; U – Unitary authority; D – Disposal authority


RankLocal Authority 2019/20
financial year
Percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling or composting (Ex NI192)
Collected household waste per person (kg)
(Ex BVPI 84a)
1Three Rivers District CouncilC64.1%349.5
2South Oxfordshire District CouncilC64.0%362.5
3Vale of White Horse District CouncilC63.3%335.9
4East Riding of Yorkshire CouncilU63.3%499.7
5St Albans City and District CouncilC63.0%339.3
6Surrey Heath Borough CouncilC62.9%358.2
7Derbyshire Dales District CouncilC61.9%379.6
8Rochford District CouncilC61.3%366.0
9North Somerset CouncilU60.6%453.7
10East Devon District CouncilC60.5%302.5
11Stratford-on-Avon District CouncilC60.5%443.4
12South Northamptonshire District CouncilC59.9%425.6
13Stroud District CouncilC59.7%295.1
14Cotswold District CouncilC59.3%443.8
15Tandridge District CouncilC59.1%371.0
16South Gloucestershire CouncilU59.1%403.2
17Maldon District CouncilC58.9%355.8
18Dorset CouncilU58.9%454.1
19Guildford Borough CouncilC58.8%338.2
20Oxfordshire County CouncilD58.8%412.0
21Colchester Borough CouncilC58.7%286.5
22Stockport MBCC58.5%339.5
23West Oxfordshire District CouncilC57.9%392.1
24North Hertfordshire District CouncilC57.5%343.6
25Trafford MBCC56.9%330.7
26Devon County CouncilD56.6%436.4
27East Cambridgeshire District CouncilC56.5%355.2
28Cheshire EastU56.5%501.3
29Rutland County CouncilU56.4%504.9
30Cheshire West and ChesterU56.4%480.4
31Staffordshire Moorlands District CouncilC56.4%388.8
32Milton Keynes CouncilU56.3%441.2
33Teignbridge District CouncilC56.3%361.8
34Bath and North East Somerset CouncilU56.2%381.1
35Huntingdonshire District CouncilC56.0%380.9
36Surrey County CouncilD56.0%424.0
37Calderdale MBCU55.8%382.6
38Isle of Wight CouncilU55.5%440.4
39Cambridgeshire County CouncilD55.4%441.5
40Woking Borough CouncilC55.4%368.0
41Cherwell District CouncilC55.1%409.1
42Mole Valley District CouncilC54.8%396.5
44Waverley Borough CouncilC54.4%353.1
45South Hams District CouncilC54.4%370.3
46Reigate and Banstead Borough CouncilC54.3%353.3
47Bexley LBU54.2%380.5
48Ashford Borough CouncilC54.2%323.6
49North Lincolnshire CouncilU54.2%476.2
50Epping Forest Borough CouncilC54.1%405.0
51Torridge District CouncilC54.1%353.0
52Buckinghamshire County CouncilD53.9%407.7
53Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole CouncilU53.9%437.9
54Warwick District CouncilC53.8%367.3
55West Devon Borough CouncilC53.7%307.1
56Essex County CouncilD53.5%439.1
57Epsom and Ewell Borough CouncilC53.5%370.4
58Daventry District CouncilC53.4%383.4
59Horsham District CouncilC53.3%355.3
60West Sussex County CouncilD53.1%435.0
61Mid Devon District CouncilC53.1%339.3
62Somerset Waste PartnershipU52.9%451.7
63Dacorum Borough CouncilC52.8%349.5
64Wigan MBCU52.8%403.6
65Elmbridge Borough CouncilC52.6%390.0
66Oxford City CouncilC52.6%281.0
67Forest of Dean District CouncilC52.4%379.4
68Hertfordshire County CouncilD52.3%401.3
69Aylesbury Vale District CouncilC51.8%310.7
70Bury MBCC51.6%318.9
71Tewkesbury Borough CouncilC51.5%364.3
72Warwickshire County CouncilD51.1%440.3
73Hambleton District CouncilC51.1%376.9
74South Staffordshire CouncilC51.0%395.0
75Castle Point Borough CouncilC50.9%345.9
76Bromley LBU50.9%371.0
77Cheltenham Borough CouncilC50.9%422.2
78Gloucestershire County CouncilD50.6%442.4
79High Peak Borough CouncilC50.5%376.2
80South Bucks District CouncilC50.5%327.2
81Wokingham CouncilU50.3%408.8
82Tunbridge Wells Borough CouncilC50.2%359.4
83Stafford Borough CouncilC50.2%400.8
84East Hertfordshire District CouncilC50.1%363.0
85Rochdale MBCC49.9%308.9
86Rushcliffe Borough CouncilC49.8%390.7
87Broadland District CouncilC49.6%379.5
88Wealden District CouncilC49.5%366.3
89North Devon District CouncilC49.5%383.9
90Wycombe District CouncilC49.4%352.0
91West Berkshire District CouncilU49.4%469.8
92Cambridge City and South Cambs CouncilsC49.3%360.9
93Tameside MBCC49.3%302.6
94Wakefield City MDCU49.3%437.4
95Croydon LBU49.2%306.4
96Maidstone Borough CouncilC49.2%335.6
97Royal B. of Kingston upon ThamesU48.6%337.9
98Ryedale District CouncilC48.6%387.9
99Sutton LBU48.5%352.7
100Braintree District CouncilC48.4%387.7
101Lichfield District CouncilC48.4%398.6
102York City CouncilU48.4%383.4
103Ealing LBC48.3%244.2
104Kingston-upon-Hull City CouncilU48.1%402.0
105Uttlesford District CouncilC47.9%344.2
106Bolton MBCC47.9%305.3
107North Warwickshire Borough CouncilC47.9%417.8
108Northamptonshire County CouncilD47.8%441.4
109Staffordshire County CouncilD47.8%459.5
110Greater Manchester WDA (MBC)D47.7%402.5
111Derbyshire County CouncilD47.5%458.4
112Warrington Borough CouncilU47.5%417.9
113Cumbria County CouncilD47.4%470.8
114North Yorkshire County CouncilD47.4%465.8
115Harborough District CouncilC47.3%365.8
116Dover District CouncilC47.1%302.5
117Bristol City CouncilU47.1%354.8
118Barnsley MBCU47.1%408.9
119East Northamptonshire CouncilC47.0%316.5
120North East Derbyshire District CouncilC47.0%398.8
121Salford City Council MBCC47.0%299.7
122Telford and Wrekin CouncilU47.0%473.4
123Southend-on-Sea Borough CouncilU46.8%417.6
124West Lancashire Borough CouncilC46.7%388.6
125Kent County CouncilD46.7%422.4
126Welwyn Hatfield CouncilC46.6%308.1
127Chorley Borough CouncilC46.6%368.3
128Spelthorne Borough CouncilC46.5%344.8
129Fylde Borough CouncilC46.4%397.4
130Tonbridge and Malling Borough CouncilC46.4%375.7
131Doncaster MBCU46.4%431.6
132North West Leicestershire District CouncilC46.3%401.0
133South Ribble Borough CouncilC46.2%370.1
134Basildon District CouncilC46.0%416.4
135Chelmsford Borough CouncilC46.0%380.4
136Medway Borough CouncilU46.0%435.5
137Wyre Borough CouncilC45.7%370.1
138Lancashire County CouncilD45.7%439.7
139Canterbury City CouncilC45.7%325.1
140Leicestershire County CouncilD45.5%436.0
141Rother District CouncilC45.5%382.3
142Rotherham MBCU45.4%389.9
143Watford Borough CouncilC45.3%331.2
144Rugby Borough CouncilC45.3%364.7
145South Derbyshire District CouncilC45.2%392.9
146East Suffolk CouncilC45.2%390.7
147South Lakeland District CouncilC45.0%427.1
148Windsor and Maidenhead Borough CouncilU45.0%425.7
149Chichester District CouncilC44.9%365.1
150Wychavon District CouncilC44.8%375.7
151Melton Borough CouncilC44.7%402.3
152Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough CouncilC44.5%357.5
153Hertsmere Borough CouncilC44.4%358.4
154Norfolk County CouncilD44.4%429.6
155Oadby and Wigston Borough CouncilC44.3%301.5
156Folkestone and Hythe District CouncilC44.2%327.1
157North Kesteven District CouncilC44.1%399.9
158Hinckley and Bosworth Borough CouncilC43.9%389.5
159Central BedfordshireU43.9%417.4
160Lincolnshire County CouncilD43.8%458.8
161Runnymede Borough CouncilC43.8%305.0
162Cannock Chase CouncilC43.8%382.0
163Charnwood Borough CouncilC43.7%325.8
164Corby and Kettering Shared ServiceC43.6%389.7
165Suffolk County CouncilD43.6%453.4
166Richmond upon Thames LBC43.6%375.7
167East Staffordshire Borough CouncilC43.6%394.9
168Worcestershire County CouncilD43.6%456.7
169Eden District CouncilC43.5%388.3
170Chesterfield Borough CouncilC43.4%384.8
171Peterborough City CouncilU43.3%413.3
173Eastleigh Borough CouncilC43.1%319.8
174West Lindsey District CouncilC42.9%408.4
175Nottinghamshire County CouncilD42.9%460.6
176Leicester City CouncilU42.9%357.3
177Mid Sussex District CouncilC42.9%319.3
178Bracknell Forest Borough CouncilU42.9%389.9
179Mid Suffolk District CouncilC42.8%357.1
180Arun District CouncilC42.8%335.7
181East Sussex County CouncilD42.8%429.9
182Swindon Borough CouncilU42.8%386.9
184Gloucester City CouncilC42.7%348.5
185Selby District CouncilC42.7%416.1
186Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough CouncilC42.5%388.7
187South Norfolk CouncilC42.5%364.5
188Gravesham Borough CouncilC42.5%301.7
189Harrogate Borough CouncilC42.4%328.2
190Blaby District CouncilC42.3%349.5
191Merton LBU42.2%334.3
192Oldham MBCC42.2%303.1
193Derby City CouncilU42.1%426.8
194Brentwood Borough CouncilC42.1%361.5
195Wellingborough Borough CouncilC41.8%377.6
196Hart District CouncilC41.8%331.8
197Herefordshire CouncilU41.8%391.9
198Hampshire County CouncilD41.7%428.9
199Broxbourne Borough CouncilC41.5%362.6
200County DurhamU41.2%433.5
201Carlisle City CouncilC41.2%391.0
202Harlow District CouncilC41.1%308.9
203Bromsgrove District CouncilC41.0%397.3
204East Lindsey District CouncilC40.8%379.0
205North Norfolk District CouncilC40.8%408.4
206Darlington Borough CouncilU40.8%407.6
207Erewash Borough CouncilC40.7%407.6
208Bradford City MDC (MBC)U40.7%360.6
209Swale Borough CouncilC40.5%363.6
210Manchester City Council MBCC40.4%288.4
211Tamworth Borough CouncilC40.4%386.3
212Scarborough Borough CouncilC40.4%404.5
213Bolsover District CouncilC40.3%408.3
214South Kesteven District CouncilC40.3%381.3
215Redcar and Cleveland Borough CouncilU40.3%407.7
216Northampton Borough CouncilC40.2%357.3
217Newcastle-upon-Tyne City CouncilU40.2%364.9
218Torbay CouncilU40.2%431.3
219West Suffolk CouncilC40.1%374.6
220Walsall MBCU40.1%389.5
221Fenland District CouncilC40.0%397.8
222Worthing Borough CouncilC40.0%336.2
223Malvern Hills District CouncilC39.8%321.0
224Lewes District CouncilC39.6%288.4
225Stevenage Borough CouncilC39.5%347.5
226Norwich City CouncilC39.4%316.3
227Craven District CouncilC39.2%365.1
228Harrow LBC38.8%359.4
229Breckland CouncilC38.7%364.7
230Council of the Isles of ScillyU38.5%621.3
231Blackpool Borough CouncilU38.4%460.5
232Richmondshire District CouncilC38.2%344.5
233Leeds City Council MBCU38.2%378.8
234Winchester City CouncilC38.1%307.0
235Sevenoaks District CouncilC38.0%373.0
236Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough CouncilC38.0%357.8
237Dudley MBCU37.8%378.6
238Havering LBC37.5%395.4
239Halton Borough CouncilU37.5%440.0
240Wolverhampton MBCU37.5%393.1
241Hillingdon LBC37.4%323.4
242West London Waste AuthorityD37.4%326.2
243St Helens MBCC37.4%355.4
244Boston Borough CouncilC37.2%390.5
245Merseyside WDA (MBC)D37.2%478.1
246Ashfield District CouncilC37.1%352.8
247Broxtowe Borough CouncilC36.9%369.8
248North Tyneside CouncilU36.9%409.7
249Test Valley Borough CouncilC36.9%336.4
250Solihull MBCU36.7%424.6
251Adur District CouncilC36.6%318.9
252Worcester City CouncilC36.6%309.4
253Lancaster City CouncilC36.5%325.0
254Luton Borough CouncilU36.3%350.0
255Copeland Borough CouncilC36.1%373.6
257Reading Borough CouncilU35.3%352.9
258Ipswich Borough CouncilC35.1%383.1
259Tendring District CouncilC35.1%298.8
260Southwark LBU35.1%345.8
261North East Lincolnshire CouncilU35.1%444.4
262Thurrock CouncilU34.8%441.4
263Thanet District CouncilC34.8%334.3
264Sandwell MBCU34.8%389.8
265Stoke-on-Trent City CouncilU34.8%403.7
266Ribble Valley Borough CouncilC34.6%394.3
267East Hampshire District CouncilC34.6%300.7
268Hyndburn Borough CouncilC34.5%281.2
269Brent LBC34.2%288.7
270Lincoln City CouncilC34.1%356.8
271New Forest District CouncilC34.1%318.8
272Plymouth City CouncilU34.1%391.2
273Hartlepool Borough CouncilU34.0%414.4
274Allerdale Borough CouncilC33.7%380.7
275Sefton MBCC33.7%400.0
276Mansfield District CouncilC33.6%410.4
277Fareham Borough CouncilC33.4%301.4
278Coventry City CouncilU33.4%344.7
279Wirral MBCC33.3%371.6
281Greenwich LBU33.2%354.9
282Enfield LBC33.1%353.5
283Gedling Borough CouncilC32.7%375.6
284Newark and Sherwood District CouncilC32.5%373.0
285Pendle Borough CouncilC32.5%355.7
286Waltham Forest LBC32.3%343.3
287Burnley Borough CouncilC32.2%325.6
288Barnet LBC32.0%354.9
289Gateshead MBCU32.0%428.2
290South Tyneside MBCU32.0%441.8
291Wyre Forest District CouncilC31.9%354.7
292Havant Borough CouncilC31.8%324.9
293Lambeth LBC31.7%235.2
294Middlesbrough Borough CouncilU31.7%447.2
295Eastbourne Borough CouncilC31.7%331.1
296Sheffield City CouncilU31.7%318.1
297Hounslow LBC31.5%321.7
298Amber Valley Borough CouncilC31.3%362.7
299Preston City CouncilC31.2%357.7
300Knowsley MBCC30.7%365.2
301Basingstoke and Deane Borough CouncilC30.6%342.0
302Crawley Borough CouncilC30.3%292.7
303Great Yarmouth Borough CouncilC30.0%380.7
304Rossendale Borough CouncilC29.9%335.2
305Hastings Borough CouncilC29.9%324.1
306Haringey LBC29.7%308.3
307Islington LBC29.6%224.1
308Rushmoor Borough CouncilC29.6%329.4
309Brighton and Hove CouncilU29.4%346.8
310Southampton City CouncilU29.3%340.5
311North London Waste AuthorityD29.1%323.0
312Blackburn with Darwen Borough CouncilU29.1%352.3
313City of LondonU28.9%407.1
314Redditch Borough CouncilC28.9%308.0
315Royal B. of Kensington and ChelseaC28.6%332.7
316Hackney LBC28.3%301.1
317South Holland District CouncilC28.1%336.4
318Sunderland City CouncilU27.3%408.1
319Portsmouth City CouncilU26.7%330.4
320Kirklees MBCU26.7%366.0
321Lewisham LBU26.6%319.9
322Stockton-on-Tees Borough CouncilU26.5%425.8
323Nottingham City CouncilU26.2%343.8
324Exeter City CouncilC26.1%271.1
325Western Riverside Waste AuthorityD26.0%281.7
326Camden LBC25.9%216.7
327East London Waste AuthorityD25.9%363.5
328Hammersmith and Fulham LBC25.5%246.1
329Redbridge LBC25.4%344.2
330Barking and Dagenham LBC25.2%422.9
331Bassetlaw District CouncilC25.0%378.2
332Gosport Borough CouncilC24.8%283.9
333Dartford Borough CouncilC24.3%331.8
334Slough Borough CouncilU24.0%350.6
335Wandsworth LBC23.7%284.4
336Liverpool City CouncilC23.6%351.5
337Birmingham City CouncilU23.6%358.9
338Tower Hamlets LBU21.5%226.8
339Westminster City CouncilU20.4%337.8
340Newham LBC20.3%339.9
341Barrow-in-Furness Borough CouncilC18.8%352.6