Brent Council is recycling more with its new system. The overall rate for the October/December quarter was 42%, compared to 30% for the same quarter last year. Total waste is also down slightly.
This confirmation that the Labour administration were right to override opposition from the Tories and Liberals in adopting the new system. Notably Sarah Teather chose to come out against the new arrangements (rather late in the day). In doing so, she has established herself as an anti-environmentalist and spendthrift. The 12% increase in the quarter compares to an increase of 6% in recycling rates over the four years of Brent's previous Liberal Democrat / Tory administration.
As the arrangements become more refined, I expect recycling levels to go up even more.