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52,902 tonnes of household waste was recycled in 2021/2022.

National Recycling Week 2023: Hull sets the standard for recycling 

Residents of Hull are leading the way in environmental sustainability this Recycle Week 2023, with an impressive 48% recycling rate for the city. 

According to the latest data (2021/2022) published by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the residents of Hull have helped the council achieve an impressive recycling rate of 48%.  

This is significantly higher than the average for the Yorkshire & Humber Region (42.3%) and England (42.5%) for the same period. 

Impressively, the city’s three household waste and recycling centres now have a recycling rate of over 80%, leading the council to be shortlisted for awards such as the National Recycling Awards 2023 and the Letsrecycle Zero Waste Awards. 

With 52,902 tonnes of household waste recycled in 2021/2022, the commitment of the residents of Hull and the council to reduce waste is clear to see. 

Councillor Julia Conner, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “I am thrilled to announce that Hull has achieved such an incredibly high recycling waste during National Recycling Week (October 16 – October 22). 

“I would like to thank all those residents who have helped the city’s efforts in achieving such good figures for recycling.  

“Alongside a dedicated and hardworking waste team at the council, they have embraced our recycling initiatives and made a real difference in reducing waste and protecting our environment.” 

Services and schemes the council provides to help recycle household waste include:    

  • For large items residents can use the bulky household collection scheme. Households are eligible for one free collection per year of up to five items which can include cookers, dishwashers, fridges, mattresses, sofas etc.      
  • There are three household waste and recycling centres located across the city, open every day from 10am – 5pm, which residents can use free of charge. All are modern facilities, designed to maintain and improve recycling within the city.    
  • White electrical goods in working order can be donated and/or collected free of charge to be sold at a discounted price in the Reuse Electrical Shop – a joint initiative with Dove House Hospice, ERYC and FCC Environment that aims to keep white goods in use for as long as possible.    

For the latest information on recycling, visit @LoveYourStHull on Twitter and Facebook. 

For further information on services provided to help residents recycle household waste, visit Bins and recycling | Hull City Council.

Alternatively, for more information on commercial recycling collection, visit Commercial waste and recycling collection service | Hull City Council.

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