The news that Bromley is again London’s top recycling borough for the second year is being welcomed, with almost half of household waste being recycled.

The government statistics, released today by Defra, show that Bromley recycled 48.7 per cent of all household waste in the financial year 22/23, with residents being thanked for their continued recycling and waste minimisation efforts. The figures confirm that Bromley has sustained the improved recycling performance from the year before last, when almost 45 per cent of waste was recycled, with the remainder of the borough’s waste largely being sent to an Energy Recovery Facility and virtually zero being sent to landfill.

Councillor Will Rowlands, Executive Councillor for Environment said, “This is yet more outstanding news and underlines our strong continued green credentials. A big thank you to residents who deserve the plaudits for this success as without your recycling efforts, this achievement would not have been possible. I also want to thank Veolia and their staff, who make recycling and waste collections in all weathers.”

Councillor Rowlands, “We know that both minimising waste and recycling as much as possible keeps our costs down which we need to keep doing, as well as supporting the environment. I would strongly encourage us all to look for ways to recycle as much as we can, including using our weekly food waste collection service. We will also look to do what we can to further improve our performance too.”

The statistics show that in total, Bromley recycled or composted 58,858 tonnes, representing 48.7 per cent of the total. The statistics also show that the amount of waste being disposed of has also declined by 7.5k tonnes, to 121k tonnes in total, a decline of almost 6 per cent.

Bromley operates a range of recycling collection services, which includes a weekly collection of food waste and every other week collections for paper and other recyclables such as plastics, cans and glass. Weekly collections for batteries, small electrical items and clothes also take place.

More information on recycling, rubbish and waste.


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Published: 1st February 2024