Recycle result not rubbish in Wealden

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Recycling in Wealden achieved record levels last year, according to the latest performance figures from Wealden District Council.

In the council year April 2013 - March 2014, 46.5 per cent of household waste was reused, recycled or composted, exceeding the target of 45 per cent and ahead of the previous year’s 43.9 per cent.

Cllr Rowena Moore said: “This is fantastic news. It shows the new recycling system introduced by Kier makes it easier for people to recycle and I get plenty of feedback that people like the simplicity of the new system. I would like to thank residents for the commitment they have shown to recycling. I know we had a difficult start to the new round structure last summer, but by working together, we have shown we can achieve really good recycling results. I’m looking forward to achieving a 50 per cent recycling rate in the not too distant future.”

Wealden’s year end performance statistics also highlight the new uses which waste is being put to in East Sussex. This means the amount of waste from Wealden in landfill last year was just 3.8 per cent.