SWP Update August 2020

Somerset Waste Partnership Briefing for Members, Partners and Staff August 2020 Managing waste services for all authorities in Somerset Recycling is on the up ... More recycled and £15 million of landfill costs avoided is the key highlight in the latest "Beyond the Kerb – Recycling to Resources" report. Cans to card, electricals to wood, this pioneering Somerset Waste Partnership report analyses what happens to all the materials residents put out kerbside or take to recycling sites. In all, 135,420 tonnes were kept from landfill in 2019-20, up 1,686 tonnes on a year before, and the carbon savings were equivalent to taking almost 26,000 cars off the road for a year.

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