Recycling scores in Dorset


kerbside recycling (large version)We’re pleased to announce that Dorset’s recycling performance increased by one per cent in 2009/10 despite the current economic climate. So a big thank you for all your enthusiastic recycling efforts over the past year.

Our provisional figures show that around 199,000 tonnes of household waste were collected from April 2009 to March 2010 with almost half recycled (49.65 per cent). This helps the environment by saving energy and reducing the carbon footprint. Our rise in performance is particularly good as nationally some councils are reporting a drop in recycling rates.

We also achieved a two per cent drop in the total amount of household waste produced in 2009/10 and an eight per cent decrease in the amount we sent to landfill – from 105,438 tonnes of waste to 100,216.

With a little extra effort, we can achieve a 50 per cent recycling rate or higher this year and so we’re encouraging you to make recycling your goal this summer.


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