North Somerset top ten in the recycling league

2:47pm - 08 March 2021

North Somerset is the best performing council in the south west for recycling according to the latest figures.

Recycling rates published last week by Defra, name North Somerset Council as the second best performing English unitary council. This places North Somerset as the ninth best council in the country. 

In 2019/20, 60.6 per cent of household waste generated in North Somerset was recycled - a 1.9 per cent improvement on the previous year, and the second highest improvement in the top ten councils. 

Cllr Bridget Petty, the council's executive member for the environment said: "One of our main priorities is to make North Somerset a greener place to be, so I am really pleased that our recycling rates are runners-up of the unitary league and in the top ten of all councils in the country.

"We have worked incredibly hard to encourage our residents to recycle as much as they can and I am hugely impressed with how people have responded. Thank you to everyone who plays their part and helps us to recycle as much as we can. The time and care that our residents take to sort their recycling correctly is keeping us at the top of the South West. The hard work pays off and is worth it. 

"Thanks also need to go to our great crews for their work in a really difficult year - they have been great key workers.

"We are passionate about minimising waste and our residents are too. I'd love to see us beat our position next year. For those not yet recycling their food waste there is excellent advice and tips available on our website or on the North Somerset Waste and Recycling Facebook."

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