Users' questions

Which council recycles the most?

Which council recycles the most?

Top ten recycling authorities in England 2020/21

Rank Local Authority Recycling, Reuse and Composting Rates
1 St Albans City and District Council 64.2%
2 South Oxfordshire District Council 63.6%
3 Three Rivers District Council 63.1%
4 Vale of White Horse District Council 62.6%

How much waste does Bristol produce a year?

Bristol’s recycling – there’s a lot – and there could be so much more… Well, last year Bristolians generated almost 166 million kilos of rubbish. That’s 368 kilos per person – the same weight as a deflated hot air balloon.

Where does Bristol recycling go?

Just under two-thirds of Bristol’s residual (wheelie-bin) waste (approx 54,000 tonnes) will be taken to a Mechanical Biological Treatment plant at Avonmouth. At the plant, further recyclable material is recovered from the waste and sent for reprocessing.

How Bristol is reducing waste?

Refill Bristol is about reducing single use plastic by encouraging customers to use refillable water bottles instead of plastic bottles. Join over 200 businesses across Bristol and become a Refill station. Let members of the public fill up for free from your tap.

Where in the UK has the best recycling?

Best Recycling Rates in England

Rank of English Councils with Best Recycling Rates % of Household Waste Recycled
1 Three Rivers 64.1%
2 South Oxfordshire 64.0%
3 East Riding of Yorkshire 63.3%
4 Vale of White Horse 63.3%

Who is best at recycling?

Top five best recycling countries

  1. Germany – 56.1% Since 2016, Germany has had the highest recycling rate in the world, with 56.1% of all waste it produced last year being recycled.
  2. Austria – 53.8%
  3. South Korea – 53.7%
  4. Wales – 52.2%
  5. Switzerland – 49.7%

How much waste is produced in Bristol?

In total Bristol Waste collects 140,000 tonnes of rubbish and recycling a year – of which 53,000 tonnes is sent for composting or recycling.

How much food waste is recycled in the UK?

Despite government-level talk of the circular economy, leading the debate and embracing innovation, we still only recycle 14 per cent of food waste in the UK.

How much food is wasted in Bristol?

What would it take to stop food waste in Bristol? The average Bristol family wastes £60 of food a month. Across homes in the UK, a staggering 7 million tonnes of food and drink are thrown away every year, most of which is perfectly edible. When we throw away food, it’s not just the food we waste.

What percentage of UK waste is recycled?

How much gets recycled? The recycling rate for UK households’ waste was 45.7% in 2017, a small increase on the previous year. Wales had the highest recycling rate in 2017 at 57.6%. It’s the only UK country to exceed the EU’s target to recycle at least 50% of waste from households by 2020.

Where does the UK rank in recycling?

Despite all the confusion, we are recycling more in the UK. We currently rank 17th on the Global Waste Index, coming just behind Austria and one step ahead of our neighbours in Ireland. It takes into consideration how much waste is generated, how much is recycled, incinerated or sent to landfill.