THE amount of waste recycled or composted by Brentwood in the last year was lower than the Essex average.

From April 2013-March this year, just under 51 percent of the 28,700 tonnes of waste in the borough was recycled, compared to 52 percent across the county.

As a whole figures recently published show reyclcling numbers starting to fall across Essex and the amount of waste increasing, despite the county recycling more than the national average.

Cllr Roger Walters, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling, said: “Essex has a growing population. As landfill space reduces and cost for waste disposal increases we all need to try and avoid waste, and to recycle and reuse so that money can be spent on delivering valued services rather than landfill tax.

“There is no excuse for not recycling in Essex as we make it easy for everyone to do so.”

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