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 2019/20 (April 2019 to March 2020) we collected:
- 50,221 tonnes of general waste (black bins) from 123,180 households – an average of 408kg per household.
- 24,078 tonnes of recycling (blue bins) from 123,180 households – an average of 195kg per household.
- 28,175 tonnes of garden and food waste (green bins) from 110,349 households – an average of 255kg per household.
|Collection||2017/18 (tonnes)||2018/19 (tonnes)||2019/20 (tonnes)|
|Garden and food waste||29,529||28,926||28,175|
The recycling rate is the percentage of blue and green bin recycling versus black bin.
|Q1 (April to June)||52.3%||55.6%||55.1%|
|Q2 (July to September)||54.3%||51.5%||53.28%|
|Q3 (October to December)||49.9%||50.29%||49.08%|
|Q4 (January to March)||53.6%||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%|
|Q2 (July to September)||99.63%||99.76%|
|Q3 (October to December)||99.87%||99.85%|
|Q4 (January to March)||99.85%||99.86%|