Learn more about Waste Recycling in Uxbridge
There are people who see waste recycling after waste collections as an extra task that involves additional effort and do not include it in their waste clearance process. Waste recycling is a vital process for the health and condition of our environment.
Hillingdon Council is the waste contractor deployed to manage the waste on behalf of the council themselves they achieve a recycling rate of 50.23%, which is quite low when compared to other leading areas in Europe, 60%+ should be achievable. Sending 49.77% of waste to landfill is not sustainable
To ensure we shift the perspective of our industry, waste recycling after waste removal must increase and must be done in a way that is professional and in alignment with certain standards, only then can the industry evolve.
in the grand scheme of things £37,136,839.08 is a substantial amount for the councils to spend on public waste management per year in Uxbridge, however if divided by Uxbridge's population of 562,679 it only works out to £66 per person, which again in the grand scheme of things is not that much. Could more money be spent on waste management?
There are two different types of waste and when conducting a waste removal both have two different angles of responsibility:
1. Household waste comes from residential properties. Which Uxbridge produces 118,521 tonnes of domestic waste and only recycles 50.23%, this means 117,436 is sent to landfill each year. In this instance it is the overall responsibility of Uxbridge’s councils or boroughs to do the waste removal and waste management properly.
2. Business waste is classified as any type of waste generated from commercial activity. Which 2,414 active businesses in Uxbridge produces 233,441 tonnes of commercial waste and 48,382 tonnes of hazardous waste. It is the responsibility of the business that has produced it to perform proper waste clearance and waste management.