2019/20 overall performance

ANNUAL RECYCLING LEAGUE TABLE FOR ENGLAND
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

 

Rank Local Authority 2019/20
financial year
Authority
type 
RECYCLING RATE
Percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling or composting (Ex NI192)
Collected household waste per person (kg)
(Ex BVPI 84a)
1 Three Rivers District Council C 64.1% 349.5
2 South Oxfordshire District Council C 64.0% 362.5
3 Vale of White Horse District Council C 63.3% 335.9
4 East Riding of Yorkshire Council U 63.3% 499.7
5 St Albans City and District Council C 63.0% 339.3
6 Surrey Heath Borough Council C 62.9% 358.2
7 Derbyshire Dales District Council C 61.9% 379.6
8 Rochford District Council C 61.3% 366.0
9 North Somerset Council U 60.6% 453.7
10 East Devon District Council C 60.5% 302.5
11 Stratford-on-Avon District Council C 60.5% 443.4
12 South Northamptonshire District Council C 59.9% 425.6
13 Stroud District Council C 59.7% 295.1
14 Cotswold District Council C 59.3% 443.8
15 Tandridge District Council C 59.1% 371.0
16 South Gloucestershire Council U 59.1% 403.2
17 Maldon District Council C 58.9% 355.8
18 Dorset Council U 58.9% 454.1
19 Guildford Borough Council C 58.8% 338.2
20 Oxfordshire County Council D 58.8% 412.0
21 Colchester Borough Council C 58.7% 286.5
22 Stockport MBC C 58.5% 339.5
23 West Oxfordshire District Council C 57.9% 392.1
24 North Hertfordshire District Council C 57.5% 343.6
25 Trafford MBC C 56.9% 330.7
26 Devon County Council D 56.6% 436.4
27 East Cambridgeshire District Council C 56.5% 355.2
28 Cheshire East U 56.5% 501.3
29 Rutland County Council U 56.4% 504.9
30 Cheshire West and Chester U 56.4% 480.4
31 Staffordshire Moorlands District Council C 56.4% 388.8
32 Milton Keynes Council U 56.3% 441.2
33 Teignbridge District Council C 56.3% 361.8
34 Bath and North East Somerset Council U 56.2% 381.1
35 Huntingdonshire District Council C 56.0% 380.9
36 Surrey County Council D 56.0% 424.0
37 Calderdale MBC U 55.8% 382.6
38 Isle of Wight Council U 55.5% 440.4
39 Cambridgeshire County Council D 55.4% 441.5
40 Woking Borough Council C 55.4% 368.0
41 Cherwell District Council C 55.1% 409.1
42 Mole Valley District Council C 54.8% 396.5
43 Shropshire U 54.6% 489.9
44 Waverley Borough Council C 54.4% 353.1
45 South Hams District Council C 54.4% 370.3
46 Reigate and Banstead Borough Council C 54.3% 353.3
47 Bexley LB U 54.2% 380.5
48 Ashford Borough Council C 54.2% 323.6
49 North Lincolnshire Council U 54.2% 476.2
50 Epping Forest Borough Council C 54.1% 405.0
51 Torridge District Council C 54.1% 353.0
52 Buckinghamshire County Council D 53.9% 407.7
53 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council U 53.9% 437.9
54 Warwick District Council C 53.8% 367.3
55 West Devon Borough Council C 53.7% 307.1
56 Essex County Council D 53.5% 439.1
57 Epsom and Ewell Borough Council C 53.5% 370.4
58 Daventry District Council C 53.4% 383.4
59 Horsham District Council C 53.3% 355.3
60 West Sussex County Council D 53.1% 435.0
61 Mid Devon District Council C 53.1% 339.3
62 Somerset Waste Partnership U 52.9% 451.7
63 Dacorum Borough Council C 52.8% 349.5
64 Wigan MBC U 52.8% 403.6
65 Elmbridge Borough Council C 52.6% 390.0
66 Oxford City Council C 52.6% 281.0
67 Forest of Dean District Council C 52.4% 379.4
68 Hertfordshire County Council D 52.3% 401.3
69 Aylesbury Vale District Council C 51.8% 310.7
70 Bury MBC C 51.6% 318.9
71 Tewkesbury Borough Council C 51.5% 364.3
72 Warwickshire County Council D 51.1% 440.3
73 Hambleton District Council C 51.1% 376.9
74 South Staffordshire Council C 51.0% 395.0
75 Castle Point Borough Council C 50.9% 345.9
76 Bromley LB U 50.9% 371.0
77 Cheltenham Borough Council C 50.9% 422.2
78 Gloucestershire County Council D 50.6% 442.4
79 High Peak Borough Council C 50.5% 376.2
80 South Bucks District Council C 50.5% 327.2
81 Wokingham Council U 50.3% 408.8
82 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council C 50.2% 359.4
83 Stafford Borough Council C 50.2% 400.8
84 East Hertfordshire District Council C 50.1% 363.0
85 Rochdale MBC C 49.9% 308.9
86 Rushcliffe Borough Council C 49.8% 390.7
87 Broadland District Council C 49.6% 379.5
88 Wealden District Council C 49.5% 366.3
89 North Devon District Council C 49.5% 383.9
90 Wycombe District Council C 49.4% 352.0
91 West Berkshire District Council U 49.4% 469.8
92 Cambridge City and South Cambs Councils C 49.3% 360.9
93 Tameside MBC C 49.3% 302.6
94 Wakefield City MDC U 49.3% 437.4
95 Croydon LB U 49.2% 306.4
96 Maidstone Borough Council C 49.2% 335.6
97 Royal B. of Kingston upon Thames U 48.6% 337.9
98 Ryedale District Council C 48.6% 387.9
99 Sutton LB U 48.5% 352.7
100 Braintree District Council C 48.4% 387.7
101 Lichfield District Council C 48.4% 398.6
102 York City Council U 48.4% 383.4
103 Ealing LB C 48.3% 244.2
104 Kingston-upon-Hull City Council U 48.1% 402.0
105 Uttlesford District Council C 47.9% 344.2
106 Bolton MBC C 47.9% 305.3
107 North Warwickshire Borough Council C 47.9% 417.8
108 Northamptonshire County Council D 47.8% 441.4
109 Staffordshire County Council D 47.8% 459.5
110 Greater Manchester WDA (MBC) D 47.7% 402.5
111 Derbyshire County Council D 47.5% 458.4
112 Warrington Borough Council U 47.5% 417.9
113 Cumbria County Council D 47.4% 470.8
114 North Yorkshire County Council D 47.4% 465.8
115 Harborough District Council C 47.3% 365.8
116 Dover District Council C 47.1% 302.5
117 Bristol City Council U 47.1% 354.8
118 Barnsley MBC U 47.1% 408.9
119 East Northamptonshire Council C 47.0% 316.5
120 North East Derbyshire District Council C 47.0% 398.8
121 Salford City Council MBC C 47.0% 299.7
122 Telford and Wrekin Council U 47.0% 473.4
123 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council U 46.8% 417.6
124 West Lancashire Borough Council C 46.7% 388.6
125 Kent County Council D 46.7% 422.4
126 Welwyn Hatfield Council C 46.6% 308.1
127 Chorley Borough Council C 46.6% 368.3
128 Spelthorne Borough Council C 46.5% 344.8
129 Fylde Borough Council C 46.4% 397.4
130 Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council C 46.4% 375.7
131 Doncaster MBC U 46.4% 431.6
132 North West Leicestershire District Council C 46.3% 401.0
133 South Ribble Borough Council C 46.2% 370.1
134 Basildon District Council C 46.0% 416.4
135 Chelmsford Borough Council C 46.0% 380.4
136 Medway Borough Council U 46.0% 435.5
137 Wyre Borough Council C 45.7% 370.1
138 Lancashire County Council D 45.7% 439.7
139 Canterbury City Council C 45.7% 325.1
140 Leicestershire County Council D 45.5% 436.0
141 Rother District Council C 45.5% 382.3
142 Rotherham MBC U 45.4% 389.9
143 Watford Borough Council C 45.3% 331.2
144 Rugby Borough Council C 45.3% 364.7
145 South Derbyshire District Council C 45.2% 392.9
146 East Suffolk Council C 45.2% 390.7
147 South Lakeland District Council C 45.0% 427.1
148 Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council U 45.0% 425.7
149 Chichester District Council C 44.9% 365.1
150 Wychavon District Council C 44.8% 375.7
151 Melton Borough Council C 44.7% 402.3
152 Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council C 44.5% 357.5
153 Hertsmere Borough Council C 44.4% 358.4
154 Norfolk County Council D 44.4% 429.6
155 Oadby and Wigston Borough Council C 44.3% 301.5
156 Folkestone and Hythe District Council C 44.2% 327.1
157 North Kesteven District Council C 44.1% 399.9
158 Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council C 43.9% 389.5
159 Central Bedfordshire U 43.9% 417.4
160 Lincolnshire County Council D 43.8% 458.8
161 Runnymede Borough Council C 43.8% 305.0
162 Cannock Chase Council C 43.8% 382.0
163 Charnwood Borough Council C 43.7% 325.8
164 Corby and Kettering Shared Service C 43.6% 389.7
165 Suffolk County Council D 43.6% 453.4
166 Richmond upon Thames LB C 43.6% 375.7
167 East Staffordshire Borough Council C 43.6% 394.9
168 Worcestershire County Council D 43.6% 456.7
169 Eden District Council C 43.5% 388.3
170 Chesterfield Borough Council C 43.4% 384.8
171 Peterborough City Council U 43.3% 413.3
172 Wiltshire U 43.3% 428.9
173 Eastleigh Borough Council C 43.1% 319.8
174 West Lindsey District Council C 42.9% 408.4
175 Nottinghamshire County Council D 42.9% 460.6
176 Leicester City Council U 42.9% 357.3
177 Mid Sussex District Council C 42.9% 319.3
178 Bracknell Forest Borough Council U 42.9% 389.9
179 Mid Suffolk District Council C 42.8% 357.1
180 Arun District Council C 42.8% 335.7
181 East Sussex County Council D 42.8% 429.9
182 Swindon Borough Council U 42.8% 386.9
183 Bedford U 42.7% 420.9
184 Gloucester City Council C 42.7% 348.5
185 Selby District Council C 42.7% 416.1
186 Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council C 42.5% 388.7
187 South Norfolk Council C 42.5% 364.5
188 Gravesham Borough Council C 42.5% 301.7
189 Harrogate Borough Council C 42.4% 328.2
190 Blaby District Council C 42.3% 349.5
191 Merton LB U 42.2% 334.3
192 Oldham MBC C 42.2% 303.1
193 Derby City Council U 42.1% 426.8
194 Brentwood Borough Council C 42.1% 361.5
195 Wellingborough Borough Council C 41.8% 377.6
196 Hart District Council C 41.8% 331.8
197 Herefordshire Council U 41.8% 391.9
198 Hampshire County Council D 41.7% 428.9
199 Broxbourne Borough Council C 41.5% 362.6
200 County Durham U 41.2% 433.5
201 Carlisle City Council C 41.2% 391.0
202 Harlow District Council C 41.1% 308.9
203 Bromsgrove District Council C 41.0% 397.3
204 East Lindsey District Council C 40.8% 379.0
205 North Norfolk District Council C 40.8% 408.4
206 Darlington Borough Council U 40.8% 407.6
207 Erewash Borough Council C 40.7% 407.6
208 Bradford City MDC (MBC) U 40.7% 360.6
209 Swale Borough Council C 40.5% 363.6
210 Manchester City Council MBC C 40.4% 288.4
211 Tamworth Borough Council C 40.4% 386.3
212 Scarborough Borough Council C 40.4% 404.5
213 Bolsover District Council C 40.3% 408.3
214 South Kesteven District Council C 40.3% 381.3
215 Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council U 40.3% 407.7
216 Northampton Borough Council C 40.2% 357.3
217 Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council U 40.2% 364.9
218 Torbay Council U 40.2% 431.3
219 West Suffolk Council C 40.1% 374.6
220 Walsall MBC U 40.1% 389.5
221 Fenland District Council C 40.0% 397.8
222 Worthing Borough Council C 40.0% 336.2
223 Malvern Hills District Council C 39.8% 321.0
224 Lewes District Council C 39.6% 288.4
225 Stevenage Borough Council C 39.5% 347.5
226 Norwich City Council C 39.4% 316.3
227 Craven District Council C 39.2% 365.1
228 Harrow LB C 38.8% 359.4
229 Breckland Council C 38.7% 364.7
230 Council of the Isles of Scilly U 38.5% 621.3
231 Blackpool Borough Council U 38.4% 460.5
232 Richmondshire District Council C 38.2% 344.5
233 Leeds City Council MBC U 38.2% 378.8
234 Winchester City Council C 38.1% 307.0
235 Sevenoaks District Council C 38.0% 373.0
236 Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council C 38.0% 357.8
237 Dudley MBC U 37.8% 378.6
238 Havering LB C 37.5% 395.4
239 Halton Borough Council U 37.5% 440.0
240 Wolverhampton MBC U 37.5% 393.1
241 Hillingdon LB C 37.4% 323.4
242 West London Waste Authority D 37.4% 326.2
243 St Helens MBC C 37.4% 355.4
244 Boston Borough Council C 37.2% 390.5
245 Merseyside WDA (MBC) D 37.2% 478.1
246 Ashfield District Council C 37.1% 352.8
247 Broxtowe Borough Council C 36.9% 369.8
248 North Tyneside Council U 36.9% 409.7
249 Test Valley Borough Council C 36.9% 336.4
250 Solihull MBC U 36.7% 424.6
251 Adur District Council C 36.6% 318.9
252 Worcester City Council C 36.6% 309.4
253 Lancaster City Council C 36.5% 325.0
254 Luton Borough Council U 36.3% 350.0
255 Copeland Borough Council C 36.1% 373.6
256 Northumberland U 36.0% 469.6
257 Reading Borough Council U 35.3% 352.9
258 Ipswich Borough Council C 35.1% 383.1
259 Tendring District Council C 35.1% 298.8
260 Southwark LB U 35.1% 345.8
261 North East Lincolnshire Council U 35.1% 444.4
262 Thurrock Council U 34.8% 441.4
263 Thanet District Council C 34.8% 334.3
264 Sandwell MBC U 34.8% 389.8
265 Stoke-on-Trent City Council U 34.8% 403.7
266 Ribble Valley Borough Council C 34.6% 394.3
267 East Hampshire District Council C 34.6% 300.7
268 Hyndburn Borough Council C 34.5% 281.2
269 Brent LB C 34.2% 288.7
270 Lincoln City Council C 34.1% 356.8
271 New Forest District Council C 34.1% 318.8
272 Plymouth City Council U 34.1% 391.2
273 Hartlepool Borough Council U 34.0% 414.4
274 Allerdale Borough Council C 33.7% 380.7
275 Sefton MBC C 33.7% 400.0
276 Mansfield District Council C 33.6% 410.4
277 Fareham Borough Council C 33.4% 301.4
278 Coventry City Council U 33.4% 344.7
279 Wirral MBC C 33.3% 371.6
280 Cornwall U 33.3% 457.6
281 Greenwich LB U 33.2% 354.9
282 Enfield LB C 33.1% 353.5
283 Gedling Borough Council C 32.7% 375.6
284 Newark and Sherwood District Council C 32.5% 373.0
285 Pendle Borough Council C 32.5% 355.7
286 Waltham Forest LB C 32.3% 343.3
287 Burnley Borough Council C 32.2% 325.6
288 Barnet LB C 32.0% 354.9
289 Gateshead MBC U 32.0% 428.2
290 South Tyneside MBC U 32.0% 441.8
291 Wyre Forest District Council C 31.9% 354.7
292 Havant Borough Council C 31.8% 324.9
293 Lambeth LB C 31.7% 235.2
294 Middlesbrough Borough Council U 31.7% 447.2
295 Eastbourne Borough Council C 31.7% 331.1
296 Sheffield City Council U 31.7% 318.1
297 Hounslow LB C 31.5% 321.7
298 Amber Valley Borough Council C 31.3% 362.7
299 Preston City Council C 31.2% 357.7
300 Knowsley MBC C 30.7% 365.2
301 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council C 30.6% 342.0
302 Crawley Borough Council C 30.3% 292.7
303 Great Yarmouth Borough Council C 30.0% 380.7
304 Rossendale Borough Council C 29.9% 335.2
305 Hastings Borough Council C 29.9% 324.1
306 Haringey LB C 29.7% 308.3
307 Islington LB C 29.6% 224.1
308 Rushmoor Borough Council C 29.6% 329.4
309 Brighton and Hove Council U 29.4% 346.8
310 Southampton City Council U 29.3% 340.5
311 North London Waste Authority D 29.1% 323.0
312 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council U 29.1% 352.3
313 City of London U 28.9% 407.1
314 Redditch Borough Council C 28.9% 308.0
315 Royal B. of Kensington and Chelsea C 28.6% 332.7
316 Hackney LB C 28.3% 301.1
317 South Holland District Council C 28.1% 336.4
318 Sunderland City Council U 27.3% 408.1
319 Portsmouth City Council U 26.7% 330.4
320 Kirklees MBC U 26.7% 366.0
321 Lewisham LB U 26.6% 319.9
322 Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council U 26.5% 425.8
323 Nottingham City Council U 26.2% 343.8
324 Exeter City Council C 26.1% 271.1
325 Western Riverside Waste Authority D 26.0% 281.7
326 Camden LB C 25.9% 216.7
327 East London Waste Authority D 25.9% 363.5
328 Hammersmith and Fulham LB C 25.5% 246.1
329 Redbridge LB C 25.4% 344.2
330 Barking and Dagenham LB C 25.2% 422.9
331 Bassetlaw District Council C 25.0% 378.2
332 Gosport Borough Council C 24.8% 283.9
333 Dartford Borough Council C 24.3% 331.8
334 Slough Borough Council U 24.0% 350.6
335 Wandsworth LB C 23.7% 284.4
336 Liverpool City Council C 23.6% 351.5
337 Birmingham City Council U 23.6% 358.9
338 Tower Hamlets LB U 21.5% 226.8
339 Westminster City Council U 20.4% 337.8
340 Newham LB C 20.3% 339.9
341 Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council C 18.8% 352.6

 

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