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Waste and recycling information

Thank you for recycling your waste!

In 2020 we recycled:

  • 21,145 tonnes of household waste, which is about the same weight as 211 blue whales. 1 tonne is about the weight of a small car. This is an increase of 2,777 tonnes (13%) from 2019
  • A total of 4,872 tonnes (13% increase) of extra household waste and recycling has been collected since April 2020, compared to the previous year
  • 27% increase in glass bottles, cans, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays recycled
  • 14% increase in paper and card recycled
  • Over 15,000 bins are emptied by us each day (Monday to Friday)
  • 11% increase in garden waste recycled

View more information on waste and recycling statistics (PDF) [1MB] .

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