Recycling rates on the increase

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South Ribble residents have recycled 49.6 per cent of all their household waste in the past 12 months.

Council bosses put the 15.6 per cent increase on last year’s figures down to changes such as the introduction of wheelie bins, weekly food waste collections, collecting waste and recycling on bank holidays and new vehicles.

South Ribble Council works in partnership with Amey to ensure that waste is collected from 48,000 properties every week.

Coun Peter Mullineaux, said: “Year on year our recycling rates are improving. This is an excellent achievement and shows that the changes we’ve brought in have made a real difference. It’s also down to our responsible residents who continue to get on board with recycling, and we would like to thank them for helping us get closer to the 50 per cent mark.”