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Moorlands residents top of the league for recycling

Published on 22 April 2021

Residents in Staffordshire Moorlands are recycling more of their waste than any other district in Staffordshire.

The latest figures from DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) show that the recycling rate in the district is now 56.4% - up from 56% - an increase which puts the Moorlands top of the table for Staffordshire and second overall in the wider West Midlands region.

Nicola Kemp, Head of Service Commissioning at Staffordshire Moorlands District  Council, said: "This is great news and, on behalf of the Council and our waste partners Alliance Environmental Services, we want to say a huge thank you to our residents for their continued commitment to doing the right thing by recycling more and more of their waste.

"It's down to their efforts that we can proudly say we're top of the recycling league in Staffordshire - a real achievement.

"The last year has been especially challenging and maintaining services through this time has been our priority and something which, we know, is very much appreciated by our residents.

"Whilst it's important to thank everyone for playing their part, we mustn't stop now. We still come across everyday items that can be recycled, such as shampoo bottles, in the blue-lidded bins.

"We have a lot of useful information on our website which you can use to see what can go into your bins. It's worth looking at to see if you're throwing things away which could be recycled and help us improve our recycling rate even more."

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