HOUSEHOLDS under the remit of North Somerset Council are among the nation's best at recycling their waste instead of sending it to landfill.

Newly released government statistics from the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs on recycling habits in England show the percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling, or compositing in local authorities between 2022 and 2023.

Research by Cartridge Save has ranked 333 local councils in order of best recycling rate to worst.

North Somerset Council ranked an impressive tenth on the list, with 58.9% of all household waste in the area sent for reuse, recycling or composting instead of going to landfill.

Somerset Waste Partnership, a contractor of Somerset Council, ranked 25th out of 333, with a still impressive recycling rate of 56.3%.

The top local authority for recycling in England was South Oxfordshire District Council, with 61.6% of household waste sent for reuse, recycling or composting.  

For comparison, the authority with the lowest recycling rate was the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, with just 17.7% of household waste sent for reuse, recycling or composting.

This was followed closely by Liverpool City Council, with a recycling rate of 17.9%, while Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council had the third lowest rate of 18%.