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Recycling Rate and Targets

Waste and Recycling

Recycling Targets

England has set a target to recycle and compost 50% of household waste by 2020 through the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011.


Leicester recycled and composted 43.05% of its household waste in 2013/14. The achievement in reducing the quantity of waste sent to landfill is not just down to Biffa Leicester, it is also thanks to the people of Leicester City working together with us by using the Recycling Schemes, Household Waste Recycling Centres and Recycling Banks.


Household Waste Statistics

Each year we record how much waste we produce in Leicester and what happens to it;

  • how much is recycled (recycling rate)

  • how much is composted (composting rate)

  • how much is recovered i.e. used as an alternative fuel to produce heat and power (recovery rate)

These rates show us how much waste we have diverted away from landfill.


To download a copy of Leicester's household waste statistics from 2002-2014, please click on the link below: