% 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 Q3 2018/19 is 53.7%. 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 54.1% of Q3 2017/18 largely due to the hot and dry weather. 

The latest national data for all English local authorities ( for 2017/18)  shows the average rate to be 42.1% - performance in Shropshire is within the top quartile of all local authorities in England.