Aylesbury Vale council up for recycling award

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Aylesbury Vale District Council has been shortlisted for a national recycling award following the success of its new waste collection scheme.

The council is one of nine finalists in the Local Authority Team of the Year category in the National Recycling Awards.

Sir Beville Stanier

Sir Beville Stanier

The awards recognise excellence in all parts of the ‘waste and resource management industry’.

Since the council’s new system was introduced in September, recycling rates have more than doubled from 21% to nearly 55%, helping to save more than £500,000.

Councillor Sir Beville Stanier, cabinet member for environment and health, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement to have been shortlisted for the award and we’re delighted to have been recognised for the work we have put in.

“This commendation, combined with the recent statistics which show that we have more than doubled how much recycling we collect, should make residents feel extremely proud of their sterling efforts.”

The winner will be announced at a London ceremony on July 3.