Recycling in St Albans City of ExpertiseSt Albans City and District Council is on track to becoming one of the top ten recycling local authorities in England.

Government figures show that the Council’s performance for the year to the end of March 2017 saw it soar from 56th to 26th in a table of 350 local authorities.

Its annual recycling rate – as measure by weight – increased to 57.5% from the previous year’s 52.2%.

Since then, the rate has increased further to 59.4% for the whole of 2017 – close to the target rate of 60% – plus which could put the Council in the country’s top 10.