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Bexley recognised as best London borough for recycling

PUBLISHED: 09:33 28 November 2014 | UPDATED: 09:33 28 November 2014

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It is ‘good news’ for the environment.

The borough’s recycling rate for 2014 to 2015 was 55.2 per cent, which makes Bexley one of only four London boroughs to achieve a recycling rate above the national average.

The average recycling rate for the London boroughs is 33.9 per cent.

Bexley has maintained the top spot every year since 2004.

Their position as London’s top borough for recycling is the result of years of work and a close partnership with local people.

Many residents sort their waste, which helps the Council secure good prices for the materials it collects.

Across London, the amount of rubbish being recycled has fallen for the first time on record.

The case for recycling is stronger than ever.

Cllr Don Massey, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Public Realm, said: “I would like to thank all those residents who use the services we developed and who have helped us to retain our top spot.

“I know some people question the value of recycling, but our system maximises the income we get for our recycled materials and reduces the amount we have to pay in fees and taxes for sending waste for disposal. It’s good news for the Council’s finances, as well as for the environment.”

To find out more about recycling in Bexley please visit www.bexley.gov.uk

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