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Recycling survey reveals people want to recycle more

Published: 12 June 2019

Recycling in Exeter

People in Exeter want to recycle more according to a recent survey it's been revealed.

Top of the people’s wish list is having glass and food waste collected from the kerbside.

Nearly 2,000 people took part in our recent recycling survey. Of those, the vast majority said they wanted to see the city’s recycling rate increase.

Almost 500 said they wanted to see recycling collections on a weekly basis.Of the additional materials householders wanted to see collected from home, food waste (70% of respondents) and glass (86%) were the most popular options. Tetra Paks/cartons also figured highly.

Cllr David Harvey, Lead Councillor for Environment and City Management, thanked everyone for taking part in the survey.

“It’s clear to me how passionate people feel about recycling in Exeter. It is perhaps a sign of our times that people are thinking about the environment.

“I’m grateful for all this valuable feedback and we will certainly be looking more closely at some of the issues raised over the summer with a view to improving recycling in Exeter,” he added.

To see the results of the survey click here

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