Caerphilly tops the recycling league table – again!


Latest recycling figures released show that Plaid-led Caerphilly County Borough Council continues to strengthen its position at the top of the South Wales local authority league table.

Figures for April to June, 2011 show that the authority’s recycling, reuse and composting rate is 57 per cent – four per cent more than the same period of last year and 18 per cent more than in 2009.

In South Wales only Monmouthshire comes close at 55 per cent while the highest in Wales is the Isle of Anglesey at just two per cent more than Caerphilly. The Welsh average is 48 per cent.

Councillor Lyn Ackerman, Cabinet Member for Public Services and Housing, said: “I’m really proud at how the people of the county borough have embraced the council’s green agenda to dramatically reduce the amount of municipal waste going to landfill. They deserve a big thank-you.

“While our recycling and composting rate is excellent we are pulling out all the stops to improve that further. Without the public’s support we could not achieved what we have.”