Anglesey Council top of Welsh recycling league

Posted on 16th January, 2011

The latest recycling rates for Welsh local authorities have been released and Anglesey has come out top. They were closely followed by Denbighshire Council.

However, Bridgend Council achieved the most, increasing recycling rates from 33 per cent in September 2009 to 51 per cent last year.

Anglesey and Denbighshire councils recycled around 57 per cent of their waste in the same period. This is great progress and sows that Wales are well on the way to achieving their target of recycling 70 per cent of all waste by 2025.

Bridgend Council leader Mel Nott, said: “Communities were understandably wary when we introduced this new way of collecting recycling and waste and we did encounter some issues and concerns at the beginning of the scheme. “But to their credit, residents worked with us and the results speak for themselves.”