% 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 Q1 18/19 is 54.6%. The fall in projections compared to expectations in the early part of the year is due to reduced compostable garden waste received during summers’ consistently hot and dry weather. This shows a slight decrease compared to the 55.6% for Q1 of 2017/18. 

The latest national data for England ( for 2016/17)  shows the average rate to be 43% - 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