% of household waste sent for reuse, recycling and composting

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

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The projected end of year contract Recycling and Composting performance is 53.03% at Q1 against a target of 52.5%.  Although it looks as though Veolia will meet the target this is a fall from last years 54.55%. This is mainly due to an increase in residual waste during the national lockdown during Q4.

The latest national data for England ( for 2019/20)  shows the average rate for all English  Unitary authorities to be 43.16% - 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. The service is reviewing options to further improve services to meet the higher target.