Radio Exe reports:
Devon’s recycling rates are dropping
But what’s being done about it?
The reduction is blamed on Household Waste Recycling Centres no longer being able to recycle mattresses and carpets, and that only higher grade wood can now be recycled, the latest report shows.
But in East Devon, recycling rates have rocketed up. The figures show that there has been an 8.1 per cent increase in recycling in 2017/18, up to 54.2 per cent, the highest ever figure that the council has recorded.