It’s official – we did it!

Sutton, recycling, best, top

Published Monday, 17th December 2018

Sutton is the second greenest borough in London... with 50% of all waste recycled.

Government figures published today by DEFRA show Sutton achieved the 50% milestone in 2017/18 thanks to the second highest recycling increase in the country.

The recycling rate increased by 13.5 percentage points from 36.5% to 50% - the second biggest increase anywhere in the country. Sutton is now one of just three London boroughs that is recycling 50% or more of its waste and now in the top quartile in the country.

Cllr Manuel Abellan, Chair of Sutton Council’s Environment & Neighborhood Committee, praised residents, contractors and council staff for the record success.

Cllr Abellan said: “This fantastic achievement is down to the hard work of everyone who has put so much effort into recycling in Sutton.”

But not only are Sutton residents recycling way more, they are producing less waste too.

Cllr Abellan added: “What a monumental effort from our residents and waste collection teams. Everyone involved should be incredibly proud!”