Our policy and performance

Our shared waste service’s performance is measured using two indicators – recycling rate and percentage of bins collected on time.

Our household waste and recycling policies and procedures [PDF, 0.3MB] document contains details of our waste and recycling collection services, including how and when residents need to present their bins for emptying.

Weight of recycling and waste collected

In 2020 so far (April 2020 to August 2020) we have collected:

  •  26,592 tonnes of general waste (black bins) from 125,030 households – an average of 213kg per household.
  •  13,217 tonnes of recycling (blue bins) from 125,030 households – an average of 106kg per household.
  •  16,447 tonnes of garden and food waste (green bins) from 110,349 households – an average of 149kg per household.
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Collection 2018 / 2019 (tonnes) 2019 / 2020 (tonnes) 2020/2021 so far (tonnes)
General waste 50948 50221 26592
Recycling 24251 24078 13217
Garden and food waste 28926 28175 16447

Recycling rate

The recycling rate is the percentage of blue and green bin recycling versus black bin.

Quarterly recycling performance

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Yearly total 51.07% 50.99% -
Date 2018 / 2019 2019 / 2020 2020/ 2021
Quarter 1 (April to June) 55.60% 55.10% 51.17%
Quarter 2 (July to September) 51.50% 53.28% 54.20%
Quarter 3 (October to December) 50.29% 49.08% -
Quarter 4 (January to March) 45.77% 45.36% -

Bins emptied on time

The table below shows the percentage of bins that were collected on their scheduled day.

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Yearly total 99.76% 99.82% -
Date range 2018 / 2019 2019 / 2020 2020/ 2021
Quarter 1 (April to June) 99.73% 99.82% 99.88%
Quarter 2 (July to September) 99.63% 99.76% 99.90%
Quarter 3 (October to December) 99.87% 99.85% -
Quarter 4 (January to March) 99.85% 99.86% -

 

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