Families have been thanked by council bosses for playing their part in stopping rubbish from ending up in landfill.

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New statistics from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) revealed how much household waste local councils sent off for recycling, reuse or composting.

The top performing authority in Norfolk was Broadland District Council, where 48.9pc of household waste was recycled, although that was a slight dip compared to last year’s 50pc tally.

John Fisher, portfolio holder for environmental excellence at Broadland District Council, said: “Thanks are due to our residents who take the time and trouble to manage their household waste.

“At Broadland we have seen waste as a resource for many years and keeping waste out of landfill is very much the day job for our environmental services staff.

“However, these achievements would not be possible without the commitment and co-operation of our residents, who have taken the message: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle on board and who take responsibility for sorting their rubbish.”

Norwich City Council improved its recycling rate, from 38pc to 40.6pc, although that was still below the authority’s target of 45pc, while South Norfolk Council’s also went up, from 40pc to 41.1pc.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council was the poorest performer in Norfolk, but did manage to up the percentage of household waste being recycled or re-used slightly – from 26pc to 26.6pc.

Breckland Council’s performance dipped from 41pc to 37.5pc, while North Norfolk District Council’s also fell, from 45pc to 42.8pc.

West Norfolk Council improved from 38pc to 38.2pc, while Waveney District Council dropped slightly from 52pc to 51.1pc.

22 comments

  • NRG...what a moron. You have excelled yourself. The usual pitiful attempt to be provocative by saying something totally stupid. Now hand the keyboard over to Norton , Joanna Grey , Bookworm ( deceased ) etc.

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    LARSON.E. WHIPSNADE

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • ingo,edp plant???? mate, I've had more posts removed than you've had hot Labskaus.

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    nrg

    Friday, November 16, 2012

  • I don't recycle, I don't believe in being an unpaid rag picker for nuLabour and their cronies at county hall. One bin fits all.

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    nrg

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • An abysmal recycling rate which could be as high as Cambridgeshire's 71%. NCC has failed to create recycling jobs for ten years, it has rejected the idea of zero waste sites and planned, against our expressed wishes to reduce, reuse and recycle, to incinerate jobs instead. This plan will stifle all other recycling industries for years to come. Fact other EU countries do not build incinerators any more as their recycling is effectively reducing the need to pollute. Fact, they derive 13% of their need for industrial raw material from recycling. Fact, NCC has broken its contract with us and lambasted taxpayers with extraordinarily high legal costs, not to speak of the agreed 20 million compensation, should they lose the inquiry.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Friday, November 16, 2012

  • Look, all this boll*x about health scares from incineration has gone on far too long, the swedes (hail Ibrahimovic) der germans (ingo) der austrians blah,blah all burn their trash...now I've scoured many reports and there is nowt proof that these Europeans are dying or getting cancer by the shedloads from burning trash. Now many people as we go more and more down the tube, will bite your hand off for cheap electric or free hot water and heating for their homes...now boot the yanks out, get some of dem german outfits in, then burn away....no more rag picking for everybody.. one size fitz all,simples.

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    nrg

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Folk in Norfolk should be more concerned about real health risks, their daily intake from slug poison via their drinking water is more of a pressing problem than not yet built incinerator...google ..Revealed: drinking water contaminated with slug toxin

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    nrg

    Friday, November 16, 2012

  • Dictionary corner : " Flame trolling is the posting of a provocative or offensive message, known as "flamebait", to a public Internet discussion group, such as a forum, newsgroup or mailing list, with the intent of provoking an angry response (a "flame") or argument over a topic the poster often has no real interest in ." In other words....nrg.

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    LARSON.E. WHIPSNADE

    Friday, November 16, 2012

  • Environmental excellence with 48%, in the county that likes to be equal to Cambridgeshire. Cllr.Borett should resign, Cambridgeshire has a recycling rate of 71%. Fact recycling creates more jobs and saves vital resources. Another fact, they are not building incinerators any more as there is less rubbish to go round on the continent. Fact, NCC has failed to establish a proper recycling industry, relying on householders to do it for them. Final fact, that waste is OURS, not NCC's to do with as they like. These amateurs are condemning Norfolk to incineration, its a sentence, not a policy, they are burning jobs by the dozen and want us to pay for it?

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Great Yarmouth Council is the poorest performer because we can hardly recycle anything in their current scheme. Plastics recycling in particular is very limited - we want to recycle but we can't.

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    Mrs Meldrew

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • What added percentage of household waste can be re-used? The main volume by weight is furniture and we have excellent charities collecting and redistributing that. Then we have clothes and bric a brac at charity shops. The technology to recycle more plastics, cost effectively, is not available yet. We even re-use electrical items more now since drop off days have been introduced, and garden waste can be composted or collected. Tell us what is new in our 7 Norfolk District Councils that you are doing, please!

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    bedoomed

    Friday, November 16, 2012

  • The UK is still in a time warp when it comes to treating waste. The modern way to treat waste is to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle not incinerate. It is disgusting that NCC still sends waste to landfill when there is no need to. Incineration ash is toxic and will be land filled all 2.5 million tons per year.

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    batemansusan

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Portfolio holder for environmental excellence !!! I wonder who thought that pompous title up.

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    Richard

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • NRG is an EDP plant, paid to disrupt what's important. simples

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • That link above ..Sweden runs out of garbage, forced to import from Norway...25 per cent of electric and heating of homes....burn it simples!!

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    nrg

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • ... and then they send it to the recycling centre in Norwich and guess what? Thousands of tonnes of it gets sent to an incinerator because they don't have the facilities to reuse it. Another hot idea from Bill Borrett and his chums at NCC.....

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    Fenscape

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • NCC as the waste authority for Norfolk should have been looking to recycle plastics as other county authorities have done. Instead of looking for alternatives they have focused totally on their burning mentality, knowing the incinerator will tie them in the contract to burning plastics and other recyclable materials. If a contract were in place to take plastics it is more money for the county, those pushing through incineration across the county can look no further than their own dirty pockets. The question people should be asking is why Gt Yarmouth has been allowed to continue with such appalling recycling rates, which are well down even on the poor average for the county, and who is accountable for their failure year in year out? This isn’t simply down to residents, there are people in paid positions in both District and County Councils who should have been addressing this for years, and must be held accountable for its failure. The buck in any organisation stops at the top, and if the Chief Executive for Norfolk County Council is not prepared to start holding people accountable, then he should be first to go.

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    Honest John

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • D'oh!!! miss Larson, its called commingled. NCC should get there act together like some other councils and many European countries, let the machines do the dirty rag picking....simples,

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    nrg

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • That's easily solved Mike, email Royal Mail at optout@royalmail.com and ask for a form; unaddressed mail should cease within 6 weeks. As for addressed junk mail register here http:www.mpsonline.org.ukmpsr.

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    John L Norton

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Oh nrg..... what are you on? Meerkat marketing?

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    Fenscape

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • If the junk mail posted through people's doors could be eliminated there would be far less waste of resources and savings on the need for recycling it too.

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    mike smith

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Easily done Mike, contact optout@royalmail.com and ask for a form.

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    John L Norton

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Yarmouth will always be at the bottom of the pile because it has a disproportionate number of residents on benefits. The majority of whom have the same negative outlook on life as NRG.

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    BG

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

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