Our shared waste service’s performance is measured using two indicators – recycling rate and percentage of bins collected on time.
Our household waste and recycling policies and procedures [PDF, 617KB] document contains details of our waste and recycling collection services, including how and when residents need to present their bins for emptying.
Weight of recycling and waste collected
In 2018/19 (April 2018 to March 2019) we collected:
- 46,956 tonnes of general waste (black bins) from 121,320 households – an average of 387kg per household.
- 22,374 tonnes of recycling (blue bins) from 121,320 households – an average of 184kg per household.
- 27,902 tonnes of garden and food waste (green bins) from 102,847 households – an average of 271kg per household.
|Collection||2017/18 (tonnes)||2018/19 (tonnes)
(until January 2019)
|Garden and food waste||29,529||27,902|
The recycling rate is the percentage of blue and green bin recycling versus black bin.
Our target recycling rate for 2018/19 was 50%.
|Q1 (April to June)||52.3%||55.6%|
|Q2 (July to September)||54.3%||51.5%|
|Q3 (October to December)||49.9%||50.29%|
|Q4 (January to March)||53.6%||45.77%|
Bins emptied on time
The table below shows the percentage of bins that were collected on their scheduled day.
|Q1 (April to June)||98.69%||99.73%|
|Q2 (July to September)||99.41%||99.63%|
|Q3 (October to December)||99.53%||99.87%|
|Q4 (January to March)||99.73%||99.85%|