FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

04 June 2021

I firstly wanted to ask are you aware of what percentage of the residents in the area don"t actually recycle?


Do you know roughly the amount of recycling you get sent every year in tonnes?


What percentage of recycling is turned away simply because it"s not been cleaned?


One of the things we are looking at specifically is single-use plastic in the country, out of the plastic that"s sent to you what would you say is the percentage that is actually non-recyclable?


We"ve been thinking especially about gluesticks, gluesticks do vary from the area, specifically in the local area do you advise that they just go into the landfill due to the adhesive?


 



East Herts Council Response

08 June 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

I firstly wanted to ask are you aware of what percentage of the residents in the area don"t actually recycle?

We do not hold this information

 

Do you know roughly the amount of recycling you get sent every year in tonnes?

For 20/21 we recycled 14124 tonnes of material (cans, card, paper, glass, plastics)

 

What percentage of recycling is turned away simply because it"s not been cleaned?

We have a percentage of waste that is removed from the recycling process, this is because it cannot be recycled, not because it is unclean.

One of the things we are looking at specifically is single-use plastic in the country, out of the plastic that"s sent to you what would you say is the percentage that is actually non-recyclable?

We do not hold this information. We have a percentage of waste that is removed from the recycling process, this is because it cannot be recycled.

 

We"ve been thinking especially about glue sticks, glue sticks do vary from the area, specifically in the local area do you advise that they just go into the landfill due to the adhesive?

With regards to glue sticks we would suggest they are used or passed to someone who could use them. If it is a case of glue on materials, recyclability would be determine by what the glue has been applied to.

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