We're all getting greener

RESIDENTS in North Somerset are reducing, re-using and recycling more of their waste than ever before. For the first time, 32 per cent of waste is being recycled or composted in the district, meaning that less waste is going into landfill sites. Especiall

RESIDENTS in North Somerset are reducing, re-using and recycling more of their waste than ever before.For the first time, 32 per cent of waste is being recycled or composted in the district, meaning that less waste is going into landfill sites.Especially successful has been the green garden waste and corrugated card fortnightly collection which was introduced in February. The report, presented to North Somerset Council's executive, said household waste was also down 7.4 per cent and the amount of green waste sent for composting is 119 per cent higher than last year.The figures also reveal the kerbside black sack refuse collection is down by 18.1 per cent compared with last year and that compost bin sales to residents were up 64 per cent on last year with 2,450 being sold for the year ending July 2006.North Somerset Council executive member for environment and community Councillor Deborah Yamanaka said: "The green waste and recycling schemes have been welcomed by residents and have really taken off."The report shows that we are doing well and exceeding our targets, but also that we are planning for the future.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus