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Recycling: East of England

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of waste arising from each local authority area in the East of England was recycled in each of the last five years. (289397)

The table shows the municipal recycling rate for all local authorities in the East of England for the financial years 2003-04 through to 2007-08. This includes waste sent for recycling, composting and reuse.

There are some data missing for 2004-05 due to WastedataFlow being introduced that year and about half of authorities not submitting data.

Municipal recycling rate

Percentage

Authority

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Luton Borough Council

17.8

20.5

25.0

30.0

33.3

South Bedfordshire District Council

11.2

13.9

28.4

31.6

38.6

Mid Bedfordshire District Council

10.6

28.6

31.7

31.4

36.5

Bedford Borough Council

9.9

n/a

22.5

25.5

28.2

South Cambridgeshire District Council

26.5

44.3

46.5

48.7

51.2

Peterborough City Council

28.2

27.9

32.1

40.1

43.2

Huntingdonshire District Council

21.0

n/a

46.6

50.8

54.1

Fenland District Council

7.0

18.6

29.2

43.8

46.8

East Cambridgeshire District Council

12.4

n/a

31.1

35.0

35.5

Cambridge City Council

21.5

29.5

33.7

34.7

37.2

Thurrock Council

15.1

20.1

22.6

26.4

29.7

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

21.6

n/a

25.0

31.6

36.3

Uttlesford District Council

16.7

n/a

22.9

38.3

48.8

Tendring District Council

15.3

n/a

21.4

22.9

26.8

Rochford District Council

10.1

n/a

14.7

17.1

19.3

Maldon District Council

17.5

n/a

27.7

32.7

34.9

Harlow District Council

13.2

15.2

18.3

20.5

22.5

Epping Forest Borough Council

19.5

n/a

23.5

37.0

41.0

Colchester Borough Council

23.4

30.5

28.6

30.1

30.5

Chelmsford Borough Council

20.6

29.0

30.0

31.3

32.7

Castle Point Borough Council

17.0

n/a

23.5

25.9

27.1

Brentwood Borough Council

14.4

n/a

28.2

29.5

37.2

Braintree District Council

19.9

27.5

30.9

33.3

40.6

Basildon District Council

17.9

18.5

20.1

24.9

30.5

Welwyn Hatfield Council

16.8

17.6

26.2

26.0

28.8

Watford Borough Council

19.0

22.2

32.0

29.9

30.1

Three Rivers District Council

16.9

n/a

37.3

40.7

43.4

Stevenage Borough Council

15.5

n/a

25.3

25.2

26.2

St. Albans City and District Council

19.0

21.8

28.2

32.3

36.3

North Hertfordshire District Council

15.9

15.6

24.8

31.3

37.8

Hertsmere Borough Council

11.0

12.7

22.9

27.7

27.5

East Hertfordshire District Council

13.2

18.2

23.2

26.2

29.4

Dacorum Borough Council

14.7

24.3

33.2

39.8

42.3

Broxbourne Borough Council

14.0

n/a

25.5

26.2

28.2

South Norfolk Council

17.2

22.4

27.4

30.7

36.4

Norwich City Council

12.9

14.0

15.4

18.2

23.6

North Norfolk District Council

14.4

27.5

35.31

40.0

43.2

Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council

13.3

n/a

18.0

26.6

32.4

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

7.1

9.3

17.3

25.7

26.3

Broadland District Council

25.6

41.3

42.0

45.6

47.4

Breckland Council

26.1

34.9

35.4

38.2

41.6

Waveney District Council

12.0

30.4

44.9

44.2

47.8

Suffolk Coastal District Council

22.2

25.8

30.8

36.2

39.6

St. Edmundsbury Borough Council

31.0

45.8

43.1

45.4

45.5

Mid Suffolk District Council

17.9

24.3

27.2

36.8

37.8

Ipswich Borough Council

14.4

25.5

32.6

32.3

36.3

Forest Heath District Council

26.9

n/a

41.3

42.6

42.7

Babergh District Council

22.2

33.1

33.9

34.4

36.4

Source:

WasteDataFlow and DEFRA’s Municipal Waste Management Survey.