Householders going green and recycling

A recycling centre (stock image)
A recycling centre (stock image)

Eco friendly householders across Buckinghamshire are recycling more than half their waste.

Residents have been praised by ‘thrilled’ county council chiefs after the authority improved on its recycling rate for homes.

The council revealed provision figures of 54% of waste going to 
recycling centres, up on last year’s 47.6%.

Lesley Clarke, chairman of the Buckinghamshire Waste Partnership, said: “We are thrilled that the recycling rate has increased so quickly in such a relatively short space of time.

“But this does not surprise us because we are aware of just how passionate many of our residents are to this cause.

“It’s down to their wonderful commitment to follow their local councils’ recycling request that this recycling revolution is really taking off.

“The officers at all local authorities involved should be congratulated, but so should the householders who are making all this possible.”

Mrs Clarke added: “We are doing really well as a county and have made massive strides over the last few years, but it’s imperative we do even better and reach our recycling target of 60% by the years 2020.”