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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.


December 15, 2013 - Posted by | Local |

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