East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is celebrating after national statistics for 2017/18 revealed that the local authority is one of the best district councils in England.
The recognition is for the collection of dry recyclables including paper, glass bottles/jars, cardboard, cans and plastics such as bottles, food trays and tubs.
The WasteDataFlow database, which is the recording system for UK councils, revealed that East Northamptonshire ranked 13th out of the 222 district and borough councils in England.
ENC collected a total of 9,347 tonnes of dry recyclables in 2017/18 and achieved a recycling rate over 6% above the national average - 29.17% compared to the average of 23.06%.
ENC achieved an overall recycling rate of 46.6% including food and green waste, which is higher than the national average of 43%.
ENC is also a high performer when it comes to reducing the amount of household waste that goes for disposal as it cannot be recycled. In 2017/18 ENC sent 387kg per household for disposal, compared to the national average of 467kg. This places ENC at 44 out of 222 district and borough councils in England.
Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Steven North, said:
“The statistics demonstrate our dedication to providing a sustainable recycling waste collection service, which helps to reduce waste for disposal and has a positive impact on our environment.
“I would like to congratulate the waste team on this success, and thank all residents for their continued support to help us efficiently recycle.”
To help continue the district’s excellent recycling and to find out more about what goes into your recycling bin.