Over the last year, the Council has collected 38,000 tonnes of waste across the District – approximately 20,000 tonnes of this was recycled as it consisted of paper, card, mixed glass, cans and plastics, food and garden waste. This is the equivalent of 2,000 refuse vehicles!
The contribution of the blue bins has seen the recycling rates rocket in the District from 47% in 2009/10 to over 52% in 2011/12. The introduction of the new kerbside collection has also been successful so far – over half a tonne of small electrical and electronic equipment has been recycled since the scheme was launched in January 2013.
The Council has been rated 48th out of 352 local authorities on the Environment Agency – Defra’s Recycling League Table. This is due to the improvements the Council has made towards its recycling service.
Cllr Janos Toth, Deputy Leader of the Council and Leader of the Environment, said: “I’d like to thank residents for their continuous support for recycling in Cannock Chase District, and I’d also like to thank the collection crews for their continued good service and commitment.”
“I would like to urge residents to continue to make full use of this recycling service and help us to increase our recycling rates further. By continuing to recycle your household waste you are playing your part in helping to create a sustainable environment”.
For more information about the Council’s recycling service contact 01543 462621 or visit www.cannockchasedc.gov.yuk/recycling.
Information courtesy of Kate McBey.
Member since: 10th July 2012
I am Steve Mallows, the owner of thebestofcannock.I have lived in Cannock since moving down from Yorkshire aged 5 years.I am passionate about the Cannock area and helping local businesses. I have a keen...