% of household waste sent for reuse, recycling and composting

Our goal

Projected % of of household waste collected which will be sent for reuse, recycling, composting or anaerobic digestion - based on current year-to-date information

Bigger values are best

The projected Recycling and Composting rate for Q2 18/19 is 54.7% which is better than the target rate of 52.5%. Rates shows a slight increase compared to the 53.6% for Q2 of 2017/18. 

The latest national data for England ( for 2017/18)  shows the average rate for all English authorities to be 42.02% - performance in Shropshire is within the top quartile of all local authorities in England.

Current performance exceeds the national targets for English councils to recycle 50% of household waste by the end of 2020. The next challenge is to meet the 65% target by the end of 2035.