The new recycle for Dorset collection service was introduced in Christchurch and East Dorset in October 2012, and figures show it has already made a big difference:
Recycling rates in Christchurch nearly doubled. Rising from 34 per cent in 2011 to 62 per cent in 2012.
- 28 per cent (2,100 tonnes) less rubbish was sent for landfill or treatment between October and December, than the same three months in 2011.
- The total amount of waste collected was 7 per cent lower than the same three months in 2011
- East Dorset’s figures (which included one month on the previous service) show an increase in recycling from 43 per cent in 2011 to 49 per cent in 2012.
- The recycling rate would have been 4 per cent higher but new legistlation means street sweepings can no longer be composted.
The new service will be introduced to North Dorset and the rest of East Dorset during the week beginning Monday 10 June 2013. Find out when the new service will be introduced in your area.