Quality of Life Key Message – Household Waste

The Quality of Life Report, produced in November last year, confirmed that the volume of waste produced per head in Warwickshire is still falling whilst recycling and composting levels are continuing to increase.   The reasons for the reduction in waste produced are not clear although it could be due to the recession as people are becoming more mindful about what they throw away.

Since the Report was published it has also been announced that Warwickshire is the country’s most improved shire authority for recycling and composting – for the second year in succession!  In 2009/10 48% of household waste was recycled and composted, an increase of five percentage points on the previous year.  The national average is 40%.  Recycling rates have increased as Warwick District, Stratford-on-Avon District and Rugby Borough now have food and garden waste collected from households.  In addition recycling rates have increased at the household waste recycling centres. 

More information on household waste can be found on the Warwickshire County Council’s website.

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