Ashford Borough Council’s recycling service remains the best in Kent, according to the latest national recycling league tables.

Ashford is demonstrating the excellent recycling residents have been doing. The council is thanking everyone for continuing to support the service and consistently recycling well.

Cllr Andrew Buchanan, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Land Management, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Ashford Borough Council has the best recycling figures in Kent and one of the best in the country.

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“This is due to the amazing efforts of our fantastic residents as well as the hard work of our council staff and Biffa. Together we have ensured that recycling is collected properly and pushed out the message, to everyone, on the importance of recycling and how to do it correctly.

“This is yet another step forward in our aim to be carbon neutral. Ashford once again is leading the way and showing how it can be done.”

Ashford’s recycling rate remains comfortably above the national target of 50%, and the overall figure for Ashford (54.2%) places them 48th in the country, 16th in the South East and top in Kent. These statistics form part of DEFRA’s nationwide recycling league tables.

By Ed

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