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2021/22 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 2021/22. The data shows the total household waste recycling, composting and reuse rate for English local authorities from April 2021 to March 2022. Local authorities are listed in overall performance order. Data is sourced from Defra data

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.
From 2020/21, Buckinghamshire CC disposal authority was replaced by Buckinghamshire Council unitary. Aylesbury Vale, South Bucks and Wycombe were absorbed into this unitary authority.

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

Rank Local Authority 2021/22
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 Collection 63.5% 359.6
2 South Oxfordshire District Council Collection 62.7% 360.0
3 St Albans City and District Council Collection 62.4% 356.8
4 Vale of White Horse District Council Collection 61.9% 347.2
5 East Devon District Council Collection 61.0% 324.7
6 Stockport MBC Collection 60.3% 352.7
7 East Riding of Yorkshire Council Unitary 60.1% 518.6
8 Rochford District Council Collection 59.9% 407.3
9 South Gloucestershire Council Unitary 59.9% 420.8
10 Tandridge District Council Collection 59.9% 383.7
11 Dorset Council Unitary 59.8% 477.4
12 North Somerset Council Unitary 59.5% 450.8
13 Guildford Borough Council Collection 59.3% 376.5
14 Bath and North East Somerset Council Unitary 59.2% 391.7
15 Cotswold District Council Collection 59.2% 436.5
16 Surrey Heath Borough Council Collection 59.2% 352.0
17 Waverley Borough Council Collection 58.9% 364.9
18 Trafford MBC Collection 58.8% 342.6
19 Maldon District Council Collection 58.3% 388.1
20 Oxfordshire County Council Disposal 58.2% 412.9
21 Stroud District Council Collection 58.2% 320.0
22 North Hertfordshire District Council Collection 57.7% 362.6
23 West Oxfordshire District Council Collection 57.7% 394.3
24 Cheshire West and Chester Unitary 57.6% 475.8
25 East Cambridgeshire District Council Collection 56.6% 372.2
26 Cheshire East Unitary 56.3% 496.9
27 Bracknell Forest Borough Council Unitary 56.2% 384.3
28 Somerset Waste Partnership Unitary 56.2% 462.5
29 Reigate and Banstead Borough Council Collection 55.6% 367.4
30 Teignbridge District Council Collection 55.6% 376.2
31 Huntingdonshire District Council Collection 55.5% 400.6
32 Stratford-on-Avon District Council Collection 55.5% 426.9
33 Cherwell District Council Collection 55.3% 404.5
34 Devon County Council Disposal 55.1% 449.2
35 Colchester Borough Council Collection 54.8% 334.3
36 Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Collection 54.5% 418.0
37 Surrey County Council Disposal 54.4% 431.7
38 Epsom and Ewell Borough Council Collection 54.3% 370.8
39 Forest of Dean District Council Collection 54.3% 402.1
40 Epping Forest Borough Council Collection 54.2% 421.7
41 Mole Valley District Council Collection 54.2% 378.3
42 Wokingham Council Unitary 54.2% 399.0
43 Tewkesbury Borough Council Collection 54.1% 390.0
44 West Devon Borough Council Collection 54.1% 315.6
45 Warwick District Council Collection 54.0% 373.3
46 Torridge District Council Collection 53.9% 364.9
47 Bury MBC Collection 53.8% 332.1
48 Mid Devon District Council Collection 53.7% 350.7
49 West Sussex County Council Disposal 53.7% 444.5
50 Horsham District Council Collection 53.1% 381.6
51 Wigan MBC Unitary 53.0% 426.8
52 Maidstone Borough Council Collection 52.8% 347.9
53 Shropshire Unitary 52.8% 523.7
54 Dacorum Borough Council Collection 52.7% 376.4
55 Hertfordshire County Council Disposal 52.7% 417.2
56 Tameside MBC Collection 52.6% 325.2
57 Milton Keynes Council Unitary 51.9% 420.5
58 Uttlesford District Council Collection 51.8% 370.6
59 Ashford Borough Council Collection 51.7% 369.9
60 North Lincolnshire Council Unitary 51.7% 502.3
61 Watford Borough Council Collection 51.7% 315.9
62 Derbyshire Dales District Council Collection 51.5% 368.0
63 Reading Borough Council Unitary 51.5% 323.7
64 Woking Borough Council Collection 51.5% 341.3
65 Rutland County Council Unitary 51.4% 488.4
66 Elmbridge Borough Council Collection 51.3% 377.0
67 Calderdale MBC Unitary 51.2% 403.8
68 Oxford City Council Collection 51.2% 276.3
69 Bolton MBC Collection 50.9% 315.3
70 Greater Manchester WDA (MBC) Disposal 50.9% 404.0
71 Gloucestershire County Council Disposal 50.8% 436.7
72 Broadland District Council Collection 50.6% 406.4
73 Rochdale MBC Collection 50.6% 331.0
74 Welwyn Hatfield Council Collection 50.6% 342.0
75 Cambridgeshire County Council Disposal 50.5% 430.0
76 Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council Unitary 50.4% 420.9
77 Cheltenham Borough Council Collection 50.2% 408.4
78 Essex County Council Disposal 49.7% 460.4
79 Runnymede Borough Council Collection 49.6% 328.3
80 Buckinghamshire Council Unitary 49.2% 427.7
81 Wakefield City MDC Unitary 49.2% 455.6
82 Telford and Wrekin Council Unitary 49.1% 482.0
83 West Berkshire District Council Unitary 49.0% 456.6
84 Cambridge City and South Cambs Councils Collection 48.9% 348.5
85 Wealden District Council Collection 48.9% 393.5
86 Bromley LB Unitary 48.7% 389.7
87 Cumbria County Council Disposal 48.5% 483.4
88 Hambleton District Council Collection 48.2% 397.4
89 North Devon District Council Collection 48.2% 392.0
90 Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Unitary 48.1% 354.0
91 Kingston-upon-Hull City Council Unitary 48.0% 413.4
92 Rushcliffe Borough Council Collection 48.0% 403.0
93 Isle of Wight Council Unitary 47.9% 436.5
94 Salford City Council MBC Collection 47.9% 314.5
95 Warwickshire County Council Disposal 47.9% 437.1
96 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Collection 47.8% 372.4
97 High Peak Borough Council Collection 47.7% 387.5
98 Castle Point Borough Council Collection 47.6% 395.2
99 Ealing LB Collection 47.6% 240.2
100 West Northamptonshire Unitary 47.6% 444.2
101 Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council Collection 47.5% 383.5
102 West Lancashire Borough Council Collection 47.5% 420.9
103 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council Unitary 47.4% 431.4
104 Derbyshire County Council Disposal 47.3% 484.2
105 Braintree District Council Collection 47.1% 411.1
106 Chichester District Council Collection 47.0% 382.5
107 Chorley Borough Council Collection 46.7% 394.0
108 South Derbyshire District Council Collection 46.7% 406.8
109 South Hams District Council Collection 46.7% 355.0
110 North West Leicestershire District Council Collection 46.6% 410.1
111 Oldham MBC Collection 46.5% 313.0
112 Rother District Council Collection 46.5% 426.6
113 Spelthorne Borough Council Collection 46.4% 354.3
114 Stafford Borough Council Collection 46.4% 398.5
115 East Hertfordshire District Council Collection 46.3% 377.1
116 Ryedale District Council Collection 46.0% 418.2
117 Central Bedfordshire Unitary 45.8% 430.4
118 Wyre Borough Council Collection 45.7% 389.9
119 Bristol City Council Unitary 45.6% 352.2
120 South Ribble Borough Council Collection 45.5% 388.8
121 South Staffordshire Council Collection 45.5% 400.2
122 North Northamptonshire Unitary 45.4% 438.3
123 Folkestone and Hythe District Council Collection 45.3% 369.8
124 North East Derbyshire District Council Collection 45.3% 402.7
125 Basildon District Council Collection 45.2% 445.8
126 Lichfield District Council Collection 45.2% 404.9
127 Rotherham MBC Unitary 45.0% 404.7
128 South Lakeland District Council Collection 45.0% 433.0
129 Barnsley MBC Unitary 44.9% 434.8
130 Canterbury City Council Collection 44.9% 339.8
131 Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Collection 44.9% 358.8
132 Doncaster MBC Unitary 44.8% 457.8
133 Harborough District Council Collection 44.7% 392.4
134 Staffordshire County Council Disposal 44.7% 476.7
135 Fylde Borough Council Collection 44.4% 404.3
136 North Yorkshire County Council Disposal 44.4% 489.1
137 Hertsmere Borough Council Collection 44.3% 368.7
138 Sutton LB Unitary 44.3% 338.3
139 Norfolk County Council Disposal 44.2% 457.6
140 Eden District Council Collection 44.1% 384.6
141 North Kesteven District Council Collection 44.0% 414.5
142 Eastleigh Borough Council Collection 43.9% 342.1
143 Selby District Council Collection 43.8% 448.7
144 Dover District Council Collection 43.7% 357.4
145 Gloucester City Council Collection 43.7% 355.8
146 Worthing Borough Council Collection 43.6% 351.0
147 Wychavon District Council Collection 43.6% 384.6
148 Kent County Council Disposal 43.5% 426.4
149 Melton Borough Council Collection 43.5% 420.7
150 Charnwood Borough Council Collection 43.4% 347.5
151 Leicestershire County Council Disposal 43.4% 435.0
152 East Sussex County Council Disposal 43.3% 453.6
153 Rugby Borough Council Collection 43.2% 366.1
154 York City Council Unitary 43.2% 411.0
155 South Norfolk Council Collection 43.1% 392.3
156 Chesterfield Borough Council Collection 43.0% 400.2
157 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Unitary 43.0% 432.0
158 Mid Sussex District Council Collection 42.8% 342.9
159 Bexley LB Unitary 42.7% 366.3
160 Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Collection 42.7% 407.3
161 Arun District Council Collection 42.6% 363.5
162 Harrogate Borough Council Collection 42.6% 336.7
163 Gravesham Borough Council Collection 42.4% 345.9
164 Worcestershire County Council Disposal 42.4% 469.5
165 North Norfolk District Council Collection 42.3% 440.2
166 Oadby and Wigston Borough Council Collection 42.3% 326.1
167 Blaby District Council Collection 42.2% 365.7
168 Wiltshire Unitary 42.2% 424.2
169 Warrington Borough Council Unitary 42.1% 442.2
170 Merton LB Unitary 42.0% 330.7
171 Nottinghamshire County Council Disposal 42.0% 474.7
172 Cannock Chase Council Collection 41.9% 396.7
173 Bromsgrove District Council Collection 41.8% 410.6
174 Broxbourne Borough Council Collection 41.8% 371.2
175 Chelmsford Borough Council Collection 41.8% 410.1
176 East Staffordshire Borough Council Collection 41.8% 392.2
177 Erewash Borough Council Collection 41.8% 414.8
178 Blackpool Borough Council Unitary 41.7% 462.2
179 Swale Borough Council Collection 41.7% 382.6
180 Adur District Council Collection 41.4% 303.4
181 Malvern Hills District Council Collection 41.3% 337.3
182 Lancashire County Council Disposal 41.2% 448.6
183 West Lindsey District Council Collection 41.1% 434.4
184 Carlisle City Council Collection 41.0% 404.1
185 Lewes District Council Collection 41.0% 347.4
186 Mid Suffolk District Council Collection 41.0% 384.6
187 Hart District Council Collection 40.9% 348.1
188 Richmond upon Thames LB Collection 40.8% 372.1
189 Brentwood Borough Council Collection 40.7% 394.7
190 Winchester City Council Collection 40.6% 337.9
191 East Lindsey District Council Collection 40.5% 402.2
192 Medway Borough Council Unitary 40.5% 439.9
193 Richmondshire District Council Collection 40.5% 383.6
194 East Suffolk Council Collection 40.4% 414.8
195 Tendring District Council Collection 40.4% 354.2
196 Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council Collection 40.3% 415.8
197 Breckland Council Collection 40.2% 388.9
198 Council of the Isles of Scilly Unitary 40.2% 559.8
199 Lincolnshire County Council Disposal 39.9% 450.3
200 Fenland District Council Collection 39.8% 423.4
201 Harlow District Council Collection 39.7% 318.7
202 Manchester City Council MBC Collection 39.7% 305.7
203 South Kesteven District Council Collection 39.7% 390.3
204 Stevenage Borough Council Collection 39.7% 364.6
205 Norwich City Council Collection 39.6% 329.1
206 Suffolk County Council Disposal 39.6% 455.2
207 Craven District Council Collection 39.3% 382.1
208 Herefordshire Council Unitary 39.2% 392.1
209 Eastbourne Borough Council Collection 38.9% 343.5
210 Peterborough City Council Unitary 38.9% 396.8
211 North East Lincolnshire Council Unitary 38.8% 467.2
212 Sevenoaks District Council Collection 38.8% 403.5
213 Hampshire County Council Disposal 38.6% 422.4
214 Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Collection 38.6% 382.7
215 Bolsover District Council Collection 38.5% 426.8
216 Croydon LB Unitary 38.5% 358.8
217 Lancaster City Council Collection 38.5% 361.5
218 Test Valley Borough Council Collection 38.5% 355.4
219 Hillingdon LB Collection 38.2% 354.1
220 Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Unitary 38.2% 423.6
221 County Durham Unitary 38.1% 468.4
222 Tamworth Borough Council Collection 38.1% 386.1
223 Brent LB Collection 37.8% 264.7
224 Ribble Valley Borough Council Collection 37.6% 403.8
225 Derby City Council Unitary 37.3% 394.4
226 Wolverhampton MBC Unitary 37.3% 387.4
227 Torbay Council Unitary 37.1% 417.6
228 Ashfield District Council Collection 37.0% 380.8
229 Bedford Unitary 37.0% 414.2
230 Halton Borough Council Unitary 36.9% 466.3
231 West London Waste Authority Disposal 36.9% 330.9
232 Rushmoor Borough Council Collection 36.8% 332.5
233 St Helens MBC Collection 36.8% 371.4
234 East Hampshire District Council Collection 36.7% 334.3
235 Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council MBC Unitary 36.7% 370.9
236 Havering LB Collection 36.6% 418.1
237 Merseyside WDA (MBC) Disposal 36.6% 494.1
238 Leicester City Council Unitary 36.5% 361.4
239 Swindon Borough Council Unitary 36.5% 403.9
240 West Suffolk Council Collection 36.5% 390.8
241 Dudley MBC Unitary 36.4% 393.3
242 North Warwickshire Borough Council Collection 36.3% 429.7
243 Worcester City Council Collection 36.3% 320.0
244 Bradford City MDC (MBC) Unitary 36.1% 377.0
245 Allerdale Borough Council Collection 36.0% 423.4
246 Leeds City Council MBC Unitary 36.0% 388.7
247 Hounslow LB Collection 35.9% 321.0
248 Scarborough Borough Council Collection 35.9% 420.4
249 Copeland Borough Council Collection 35.8% 406.5
250 Broxtowe Borough Council Collection 35.7% 380.7
251 Harrow LB Collection 35.7% 348.3
252 Southwark LB Unitary 35.7% 363.0
253 Fareham Borough Council Collection 35.2% 316.8
254 North Tyneside Council Unitary 35.2% 429.9
255 Solihull MBC Unitary 35.2% 420.3
256 Newark and Sherwood District Council Collection 34.6% 386.4
257 Lambeth LB Collection 34.5% 225.9
258 Plymouth City Council Unitary 34.5% 406.2
259 Stoke-on-Trent City Council Unitary 34.5% 413.1
260 Thanet District Council Collection 34.4% 375.5
261 Boston Borough Council Collection 34.3% 414.8
262 Cornwall Unitary 34.0% 492.3
263 Wyre Forest District Council Collection 33.7% 379.9
264 Walsall MBC Unitary 33.6% 410.9
265 Lincoln City Council Collection 33.3% 361.4
266 Sefton MBC Collection 33.2% 424.0
267 Gedling Borough Council Collection 33.1% 393.2
268 Hyndburn Borough Council Collection 33.0% 289.5
269 Rossendale Borough Council Collection 32.9% 362.2
270 Ipswich Borough Council Collection 32.8% 394.4
271 New Forest District Council Collection 32.7% 336.9
272 Hartlepool Borough Council Unitary 32.6% 427.3
273 Havant Borough Council Collection 32.6% 356.8
274 Darlington Borough Council Unitary 32.4% 425.9
275 South Tyneside MBC Unitary 32.4% 451.2
276 Preston City Council Collection 32.3% 369.5
277 Wirral MBC Collection 32.3% 398.2
278 Burnley Borough Council Collection 32.2% 333.4
279 Mansfield District Council Collection 32.1% 411.1
280 Sheffield City Council Unitary 32.1% 347.7
281 Northumberland Unitary 32.0% 490.1
282 Waltham Forest LB Collection 32.0% 360.9
283 City of London Unitary 31.9% 398.2
284 Gateshead MBC Unitary 31.7% 457.3
285 Greenwich LB Unitary 31.5% 370.6
286 Crawley Borough Council Collection 31.4% 296.5
287 Hastings Borough Council Collection 31.2% 353.5
288 South Holland District Council Collection 31.2% 394.6
289 Great Yarmouth Borough Council Collection 31.0% 400.3
290 Pendle Borough Council Collection 31.0% 365.0
291 Enfield LB Collection 30.9% 331.9
292 Barking and Dagenham LB Collection 30.5% 390.3
293 Redbridge LB Collection 30.5% 328.6
294 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Unitary 30.4% 351.1
295 Haringey LB Collection 30.2% 316.2
296 Brighton and Hove Council Unitary 30.1% 366.5
297 Islington LB Collection 30.1% 266.9
298 Barnet LB Collection 29.8% 370.2
299 Middlesbrough Borough Council Unitary 29.8% 448.2
300 Sunderland City Council Unitary 29.8% 429.3
301 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Collection 29.7% 343.3
302 Amber Valley Borough Council Collection 29.5% 381.0
303 East London Waste Authority Disposal 29.5% 363.2
304 Hackney LB Collection 29.1% 333.3
305 Thurrock Council Unitary 28.7% 402.0
306 Coventry City Council Unitary 28.6% 356.0
307 Luton Borough Council Unitary 28.6% 347.4
308 North London Waste Authority Disposal 28.4% 352.2
309 Redditch Borough Council Collection 28.3% 324.7
310 Camden LB Collection 28.1% 297.8
311 Southampton City Council Unitary 27.7% 359.7
312 Sandwell MBC Unitary 27.3% 374.2
313 Gosport Borough Council Collection 27.2% 320.5
314 Lewisham LB Unitary 27.2% 307.1
315 Portsmouth City Council Unitary 27.1% 349.2
316 Kirklees MBC Unitary 26.9% 371.8
317 Slough Borough Council Unitary 26.7% 333.0
318 Knowsley MBC Collection 26.5% 399.8
319 Bassetlaw District Council Collection 26.4% 395.3
320 Hammersmith and Fulham LB Collection 26.3% 243.0
321 Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Unitary 25.7% 446.9
322 Exeter City Council Collection 25.5% 301.9
323 Western Riverside Waste Authority Disposal 25.5% 281.9
324 Nottingham City Council Unitary 25.3% 367.5
325 Newham LB Collection 24.8% 358.7
326 Dartford Borough Council Collection 24.3% 354.8
327 Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Collection 23.1% 328.0
328 Liverpool City Council Collection 22.9% 396.0
329 Wandsworth LB Collection 22.9% 302.5
330 Birmingham City Council Unitary 22.8% 351.0
331 Westminster City Council Unitary 20.9% 354.8
332 Tower Hamlets LB Unitary 19.7% 281.1
333 Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council Collection 17.7% 378.1

 

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