Stratford residents are officially great recyclers - The Stratford Observer

Stratford residents are officially great recyclers

Stratford Editorial 29th Feb, 2024   0

RESIDENTS in Stratford district are great at recycling – and that’s official.

Stratford District Council has been rated one of the best council’s for recycling in England.

It came fifth in the top ten councils for reuse, recycling and composting.

It achieved this high ranking thanks to having a recycling rate of 60 per cent for last year.

The recycling league table was compiled by printer cartridge experts Cartridge Save who analysed newly released government statistics from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs on recycling habits in England.

The data looked at the percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling, or compositing in each authority between 2022 and 2023.

SDC’s environment spokesperson Coun Lorraine Grocott said: “It’s thanks to our residents that we’ve been able to achieve this brilliant result with their continued commitment and support for recycling.

“The service we provide of fortnightly co-mingled (mixed) recycling collections as part of the 123+ collection service with our contractor, Biffa Waste Services Limited, is designed to make recycling easy and our residents respond to that by ensuring they recycle as much as possible and by limiting the amount of other waste that is produced for landfill.

“Investment in the Sherbourne Resource Park, a newly built, state-of-the-art materials recycling facility, also ensures that there is a known controlled destination for dry recycling. It is important that residents continue to recycle, and they can now see that their efforts and diligence pays off.”

Topping the table of best recyclers was South Oxfordshire District Council with a recycling rate of 61.6 per cent, followed by Three Rivers District Council at 61.5 per cent and Vale of White Horse District Council with a recycling rate of 60.9 per cent.

Cartridge Save spokesperson Ian Cowley added: “The data shows that many people are committed to recycling their waste and bettering the planet. However, the numbers are still low in many places, with several authorities reporting a recycling rate of less than 20 per cent.

“The slight inconvenience of recycling is significantly outweighed by its environmental benefits, and there are many ways to make recycling easier and effectively incorporate recycling habits into your everyday routine.”

To find out more about ways to recycle in Stratford district visit


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