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North Yorkshire Recycles Less Than 50% of Waste

North Yorkshire Recycles Less Than 50% of Waste

Published by Jon Burke at 12:16pm 4th December 2019. (Updated at 1:25pm 4th December 2019)

With contributions from Alex Shaw, Data Reporter.

Less than half of North Yorkshire's waste is recycled, which means it could miss a key government environmental target.

In 2018-19, North Yorkshire recycled or composted 131,327 tonnes of waste – 41% of all its rubbish – according to the latest Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs figures.

This was in line with last year.

Over the same year, England recycled 43% of its rubbish.

The Government wants half of the country's household waste to be recycled by 2020.

It's as we told you earlier this week, how the East Riding recycles more than anywhere else in the country.

64.8 per cent of all household waste has been recycled, re-used, or composted in the county over the past year.


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