THE AMOUNT of waste being recycled from homes in Worcestershire has rocketed by 12 per cent during lockdown, new figures show.
In total, 11,200 tonnes of recycling were collected from homes during April and May, 1,190 tonnes more compared with the same period in 2019 and the equivalent of collecting an additional 135,000 green bins of recycling.
The increase in recycling outweighs the increase in black bin waste which is up four per cent from the same time last year.
Coun Tony Miller, cabinet member for the Environment, said: “We are pleased with the increase in recycling that we’ve seen across the county.
“It shows despite the majority of people staying at home and working from home in the past few months, they have been making a concerted effort to recycle more of their waste rather than throwing it in their black bin.
“I’d like to thank our district, city and borough council colleagues for all their efforts to maintain as a regular bin collection as is possible during lockdown.”
Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk for the latest on household recycling centres across the county.