Recycling Rate data is the percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling or composting. It is derived from WasteDataFlow (web-based-system for municipal waste reporting by UK local authorities to Government). The WasteDataFlow system went live on 30 April 2004.

% of waste sent for reuse, recycling or composting in Buckinghamshire in 2021


In 2021, analysis of Defra’s data on waste collection by local authorities ranked Buckinghamshire Council 66 out of 338 authorities. In 2020/21 the data shows that 51.2% of household waste was sent for reuse, recycling or composting in Buckinghamshire. 


The local authority with the best record for recycling was St Albans City and District Council where 64.2% of waste was recycled. At the other end of the spectrum, Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council came last where 17.9% of household waste was recycled.

Use the search feature in the table below to find the Recycling rates and amount of household waste collected per person by Local Authority in 2021.

Key: C – collection authority; U – Unitary authority; D – Disposal authority

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