GREEN-MINDED residents in Stratford district remain some of the best recyclers in England, according to latest Government figures.
Stratford District Council has maintained its position in the top ten councils for recycling and composting for the second year with a recycling rate of just over 59 per cent for 2013/14.
The top recycling rate puts Stratford eighth out of 352 authorities nationwide.
District spokesman Coun Mike Brain said: “This is great news and it’s thanks to our residents that we’ve been able to achieve this result with their commitment and support for recycling.
“The service we provide is designed to make recycling easy and our residents have responded to that by ensuring they recycle as much rubbish as possible and by limiting the amount of other waste that is produced.
“It is important that residents continue to recycle and one of the reasons why we are performing so high is because more residents are regularly putting food in the green bin and the weekly collection of electric/electronic goods, textiles and batteries is still proving very popular.
“Residents can see that their efforts and diligence has paid off.”
Top of the recycling charts was South Oxfordshire District Council with a rate approaching 66 per cent, followed by
Rochford District Council (65.5 per cent); Vale of White Horse District Council (65.2 per cent); Three Rivers District Council (62.4 per cent); Stockport MBC (61.1 per cent); Calderdale MBC (60 per cent); and Rutland County Council
60 per cent).
Stratford-on-Avon was followed by Epping Forest Borough Council (58.5 per cent) and North Somerset Council (58.1 per cent) to make up the top ten.
Visit /www.stratford.gov.uk/community/recycling-collection.cfm for further details on recycling in the district, and
www.stratford.gov.uk/community/garden-and-food-waste-collection.cfm for garden and food waste information.