Dover District Council is welcoming news that the district has been ranked 21st out of 229 English District Councils for levels of residual (non-recyclable) waste per person. According to Resource magazine, the district's residents threw away 164kg of rubbish per person during 2013/14.
DDC continues to work with residents to help them reduce, reuse and recycle their rubbish, to help save resources and protect the environment.
Cllr Nicholas Kenton, DDC Cabinet Member for Environment, Waste and Planning said: "We are delighted to see these results, and we would like to say a big thank you to all householders who continue to reduce, reuse and recycle their rubbish. We are reducing the amount we throw away, and this is great news for the environment."
Every year in the UK, we throw away £12.5 billion worth of good food, costing the average family almost £60 a month. Useful tips on the storage of food and meal planning to save food and money can be found on the Love Food Hate Waste website at www.lovefoodhatewaste.com.
For more information on the recycling and waste collection service in the district visit the DDC website at www.dover.gov.uk.