23rd Sep, 2020

Rubbish result is a real triumph for residents, says local authority

RESIDENTS of Studley and Alcester have helped Stratford District Council hit a household rubbish recycling rate of 64 per cent.

Total tonnage is also up – in April 2020, 1,328 tonnes of dry recycling was collected – compared to 1,156 tonnes in April 2019 – and 2,513 tonnes of garden/food waste – compared to 1,894 tonnes in April 2019.

This equates to a 15 per cent increase in dry recycling collected and a 33 per cent increase in garden/food waste collected year-on-year.

Councillor Ian Shenton, pperations portfolio holder said: “We already have a very good track record for recycling, but thanks must go to our residents for their continued support and commitment by increasing their levels of recycling.

“I am really proud of what they have achieved and would ask them to keep up their good work.

“These results maintain our position as the best performing local authority for recycling across Warwickshire and one of the top performers in the UK.

“This has been an extremely testing time for our collection crews but they have been boosted by the appreciation and thanks they are receiving from residents.

“During this Covid-19 health emergency, we have maintained all our collection services across the district, which is testament to our dedicated collection crews.”

For a reminder of what can be recycled in Stratford district click here

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