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Berkshire Recycling Rates for 2012/13

For the last few years I have published the DEFRA statistics on local authority recycling rates and here they are once again this year.

DEFRA issued its data tables for 2012/13 in November and yet again Reading languishes near the bottom of the local table for Berkshire:

West Berkshire – 50% (11/12 – 46.2%)

Windsor & Maid – 46% (11/12 – 43.2%)

Wokingham – 41% (11/12 – 42.6%)

Bracknell Forest – 38% (11/12 – 42.5%)

Reading – 36% (11/12 – 36.8%)

Slough – 30% (11/12 – 30.7%)

Over the last year Reading saw a small slide in its performance but West Berkshire and Windsor & Maidenhead improved their already good performance. So Reading was yet again second from the bottom in 2012/13. Compare that with our immediate neighbour to the north:

South Oxfordshire – 65% (11/12 – 67.9%)

Reading clearly still has a very long way to go to match the performance of the best of the other (Conservative controlled) Berkshire authorities and even further to catch up with (Conservative controlled) South Oxfordshire.

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December 15, 2013 - Posted by | Local |

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