Bexley looks set to maintain its standing as London’s top borough for recycling for the seventh year on the trot after recycling, composting and then reusing over 50% of its total waste in the 2010/11 year, according to obtained data.
Despite this dominance, it looks highly likely that Bromley will overtake Bexley and claim next year’s top spot, following food waste collections being introduced in September 2010. The figures were exclusively obtained from the Coalition’s WasteDataFlow database and other selected sources prior to official nationwide figures being published tomorrow.
They come after a survey that was published in August of which boroughs were likely to be 2010/2011’s best performers in England on the whole. The data places Bexley at the summit of the table in London as it has 51 per cent of its total waste recycled or composted. Such a figure places the borough above Harrow, with 50 per cent, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, with 47%, and Bromley, with 45%.
Bromley’s recycling rate increased from 40% to 47% over 2010/2011’s second third quarter – at the same time that the council brought in separate food waste collections. At the time of the final quarter starting, its performance had hit almost 50% – higher than any rival London boroughs over the period while suggesting the council might be 2011/12’s top recycling performer.