We measure our shared waste service’s performance using two indicators – recycling rate and percentage of bins collected on time.
Our household waste and recycling policies and procedures [PDF, 0.6MB] 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 2020 so far (April 2020 to August 2020) we have collected:
- 21968 tonnes of general waste (black bins) from 125,030 households – an average of 176kg per household
- 10950 tonnes of recycling (blue bins) from 125,030 households – an average of 88kg per household.
- 12939 tonnes of garden and food waste (green bins) from 110,349 households – an average of 117kg per household.
|Collection||2018/19 (tonnes)||2019/20 (tonnes)||2020/21 (tonnes)|
|Garden and food waste||28,926||28,175||12,939|
The recycling rate is the percentage of blue and green bin recycling versus black bin.
|Q1 (April to June)||55.6%||55.1%||51.17%|
|Q2 (July to September)||51.5%||53.28%|
|Q3 (October to December)||50.29%||49.08%|
|Q4 (January to March)||45.77%||45.36%|
Bins emptied on time
The table below shows the percentage of bins that were collected on their scheduled day.
|Q1 (April to June)||99.73%||99.82%||99.88%|
|Q2 (July to September)||99.63%||99.76%||99.9%|
|Q3 (October to December)||99.87%||99.85%|
|Q4 (January to March)||99.85%||99.86%|