Monmouthshire County Council achieved fantastic results in the recent recycling data published by the Welsh Government, with 59% of the county’s waste being recycled and composted.
Data released confirmed that 49% of waste was recycled in Wales between July – September 2011; a record breaking high. Municipal waste across Wales continues to decrease, down 5% compared to the same period in 2010.
More than half of Monmouthshire’s waste was recycled and composted, putting the county at the top of the leader-board, alongside Ceredigion. As an average for recycling over the last four quarters we achieved 52%, placing us fifth overall. Dry recycling in Monmouthshire was at 25% in the second quarter, while some of the best performers in Wales were at 39%.
Bryan Jones, cabinet member for community safety and county operations, said: “Overall this is fantastic news. There is room for improvement in terms of dry recycling and we will need to look at this, investigating participation and identifying where the barriers are. However we’re extremely pleased with these results and would like to thank everyone for their efforts”.