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Find resources about waste and recycling including recycling rates and targets, educational visits we run for community groups and schools.

Recycling rate and targets

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

  • how much is recycled and reused (recycling and reuse rate)
  • how much is composted (composting rate)
  • how much is recovered, for example 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's household waste statistics 

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 waste management team also provides educational talks and activities in schools. If you are interested in a school talk please contact us.

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.

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