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 2021 so far (April 2021 to July 2021) we have collected:

  •  16,759 tonnes of general waste (black bins) from 126,840 households – an average of 132kg per household.
  •  8,119 tonnes of recycling (blue bins) from 126,840 households – an average of 64kg per household.
  •  12,591 tonnes of garden and food waste (green bins) from 111,278 households – an average of 113kg per household.
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Collection 2018 /19 (tonnes) 2019 /20 (tonnes) 2020/21 (tonnes) 2021/22 (tonnes so far)
General waste 50948 50221 53182 16759
Recycling 24251 24078 26369 8119
Garden and food waste 28926 28175 28789 12591

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% 50.91%  
Date 2018 / 2019 2019 / 2020 2020/ 2021 2021/22
Quarter 1 (April to June) 55.60% 55.10% 51.17% 53.56%
Quarter 2 (July to September) 51.50% 53.28% 54.20% 61.47% so far
Quarter 3 (October to December) 50.29% 49.08% 50.12%  
Quarter 4 (January to March) 45.77% 45.36% 47.69%  

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% 99.84%
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% 99.78%
Quarter 4 (January to March) 99.85% 99.86% 99.80%

 

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