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Berkshire Recycling Rates for 2010/11

Last year I published the DEFRA statistics on local authority recycling rates and I thought it might be interesting to update them one year on.

DEFRA issued its data for 2010/11 in November and once again Reading was near the bottom of the local table for Berkshire:

West Berkshire – 42% (09/10-40.2%)
Wokingham – 41% (09/10-38.36%)
Bracknell Forest – 40% (09/10-37.83%)
Windsor & Maid – 39% (09/10-34.37%)
Reading – 35% (09/10-33.4%)
Slough – 31% (08/09-30.91%)

Over the last year Reading saw a small improvement in its performance but others in Berkshire made greater strides. So Reading was again second from the bottom in 2009/10. Compare that with our immediate neighbour to the north:

South Oxfordshire – 65% (09/10-61.41%)

Not only did South Oxfordshire manage a good rate of recycling again over the last year but they improved again on what was an amazing performance in the previous year. Reading still has a very long way to go to match that performance.


December 12, 2011 - Posted by | Local

1 Comment »

  1. One reason may be apathy among residents, who through no significant fault of their own, may be quite tired of not being able to make informed decissions. One blog I visited started with: Has anyone else had that snotty note and seen your kerbside recycling rejected because a can had fallen into the glass tub? Would you really want o consider recycling with a contractor like this?

    Comment by Richard @ Cambridge UK | January 17, 2012 | Reply

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