Resources

Find resources about waste and recycling including Leicester's recycling rate and targets, educational visits we run for community groups and schools, and links to useful websites and facts

Further information

Recycling rate and targets

England has set a target to recycle and compost 50 per cent of household waste by 2020.

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.

  • Leicester recycled and composted 43.05 per cent of its household waste in 2013/14

Leicester's household waste statistics from 2002-2014: Recycling, composting and diversion

Year 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14
% Recycling 10.14 12.24 13.59 17.42 16.33 16.97 17.05 17.26 18.09 22.4 23.92 23.12
% Composting 1.42 2.47  4.38 9.71 10.88 16.42 13.62 22.58 22.4 19.45 17.55  19.93
Total 11.56 14.71 17.97  27.13 27.18 33.39 30.37 39.84 40.49 41.85 41.47 43.05
% Refuse Derived Fuel 0 0 8.71  10.64 7.23 8.63 12.38 0.03 5.76 27.64 27.36 30.21
% Diversion 11.56 14.71 26.68 37.77 34.41 42.02 42.75 39.87 46.25 69.49 68.83 73.26

 

Educational talks

We work closely with residents, community groups and schools in Leicester to help people learn about waste and recycling. We are available to attend any local meetings that have a community focus, such as:

  • Resident association meetings
  • Community events / fêtes
  • Community group meetings

Our contractor, Biffa Leicester, also offers educational talks in schools across the city. 

Get in touch if you would like us to give a talk on recycling or provide an article for a community based publication. 

Facts about waste

You can download an information sheet with facts about waste and recycling at the bottom of the page.

Elsewhere on the web

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