Released on 05 September 2012
Surrey Heath is again one of the top performing boroughs in England when it comes to recycling and has the highest dry recycling rate in the country, according to provisional figures collected by letsrecycle.com
The survey gathered provisional data from top performing waste collection authorities for the last financial year, with Surrey Heath achieving a dry recycling rate of 40% during 2011/12 - more than two percent higher than the next nearest high performer.
Surrey Heath's dry recycling collections cater for a broad range of materials, including: paper, cartons, bottles, cans and aerosols, to name a few.
Recently the council has extended the collections even further to include batteries and old electrical items. Plus there are plans to introduce textile recycling collections later this year.
Community portfolio holder Cllr Vivienne Chapman said: "Surrey Heath residents are continuing to build on the outstanding recycling rates they have already achieved over the last few years.
"On dry recycling alone we are way ahead of any other council in the country, but we know we can still do better and want to continue improving by extending and developing our collection scheme in new ways."
For further information about the borough's recycling collections visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/recycling
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