RESIDENTS of Studley and Alcester can take a bow after Stratford-on-Avon District Council was named as one of the top ten councils in England for household recycling and composting – for the fourth year running.
Last year (2016/17) saw an increase in the district’s household recycling rate from 60.4 per cent to 61.3 per cent, which is even more impressive considering four of the top ten Councils saw a reduction in their recycling rate.
However over the same periodd the authority has slipped from 7th place in the league table to 10th.
Councillor Mike Brain, Community and Technical Services Portfolio said: “Again, thanks to our residents and their commitment and support for recycling we are still in the top ten.
“This year has seen the start of our ‘Recycle Right’ social media campaign to help residents identify what items can and cannot be recycled.
“The service we provide is designed to make recycling easy; however, 53 per cent of the contents of an average refuse bin in the district can be recycled.”