The size of 800 elephants! Thats how much rubbish we’ve recycled

Green bin

Green bin - Credit: Archant

Nearly four thousand tonnes of rubbish has been recycled in the Fens in six months - the equivalent of 800 adult elephants.

The recycling collected in the first six months of the year has brought in £175,000 towards council services, according to a report, which means Fenland District Council has outstripped its aim of recycling 51% of blue and brown bin rubbish with a peak target figure of 58%.

A total of 97% of customers were satisfied with the service from 163 feedback questionnaires completed over the last year, according to a report that went before the cabinet and corporate management team.

The report says the service has reached a level where the majority of collections are made on time - 0.001% of the 280,000 collections made routinely each month were late, while the rest were on the correct day and time.

The report says: “Refuse and recycling continues to maintain its high level of performance bringing in valuable income for the council and meeting customer satisfaction.”

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