Crow Country contributes to positive recycling statistics

PUBLISHED: 16:31 24 August 2010

Royston Recycling Roadshow in the town centre this summer

Royston Recycling Roadshow in the town centre this summer

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Residents of Crow Country are among the best in the county when it comes to recycling, new figures have revealed.

North Hertfordshire came in as the second most effective district in the county for sending a low amount of household waste to landfill over the last year.

St Albans City and District Council was the best of the ten districts, shipping out an average of 444.27kg per household, while North Hertfordshire came in with 470.95kg.

A North Hertfordshire District Council statement said: “Reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill is increasingly important, not least due to the burden on council tax payers.

“As the amount of available landfill space runs out, the cost of dealing with waste increases and currently costs £78.12 per tonne.

The authority has is proud of its recycling achievements, and has revealed preliminary plans for future initiatives.

“NHDC now gives people the opportunity to recycle more materials throughout the district at its recycling bank sites, has introduced a recycling service for people living in flats, and is trialling an innovative schools recycling service.”

“A number of initiatives have been led by us, aiming to raise awareness of simple things that people can do to reduce the amount that they throw away.”

Among the initiatives that have helped increase recycling are roadshows and Love Food Hate Waste Events, one of which recently took place in Royston (pictured).

Cllr Peter Burt, portfolio holder for waste and recycling, said: “We can do more to reduce the amount we send to landfill, but these are encouraging figures.

“More than anything, they show that people throughout North Herts are committed to recycling more and wasting less. I thank them for their efforts and look forward to being number one in the county table next year.”

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