% of household waste sent for reuse, recycling and composting


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

The projected Recycling and Composting rate for 2017 based on July, August and September was 53.6%, 54.1% and 53.9% respectively.  This shows a projected increase compared to the 53.1% of 2016/17 largely due to the full year impact of the new recycling service and the food waste rollout in Shrewsbury which occurred during the last financial year.  However, the composting tonnage has a major impact on the overall rate and the dry June had a knock on effect in July but beneficial weather in July and August showed an improvement which is reflected in the expected outturn.  September tonnages will not be available until the end of the month.

The latest national data for England ( for 2015/16)  shows the average rate to be 43%