Our waste management performance
We collect over 87,000 tonnes of waste from households and businesses across Herefordshire each year.
41.3% of the waste we collect from households is recycled, composted or reused.
Annual waste management performance data
The table shows the various measures we use to track and manage how well we are performing against our targets.
|Residual household waste per household (kg/household)(Ex NI191)||549.5||559.2||549.2||545.2||525.2||515.73||518.09|
|Percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling or composting
|Percentage of municipal waste sent to landfill (Ex NI193||56.9%||56.3%||39.9%||7.9%||19.8%||20.20%||18.7%|
|Collected household waste per person (kg) (Ex BVPI 84a)||407.3||412.1||412.5||398.7||394.4||391.9||376.49|
|Collected household waste (tonnes) Not recycled||45579||46597||45987||45925||44538||44059||44748|
|Sent for recycling (tonnes)||30331||31129||32244||30310||31319||31590||28202|
We recycle many materials across Herefordshire, from the items you put into your household green bins to the items you take to household recycling centres. Below is a summary of the main material types and the tonnes recycled for the years shown. Find out more about what happens to your recycling to separate it.
Recycled materials in Herefordshire - by type and tonnes
|Material||2017 to 2018||2018 to 2019||2019 to 2020||2020 to 2021|
|Paper and card||9,579.62||9,023.0||8,777.79||8,422.02|
*Waste electronic and electrical equipment
Household waste and recycling centres recycling performance
Our household waste sites are invaluable for our residents to be able to take recycling items which we cannot collect from your home and we would like to thank everyone for using these sites to separate and recycle as much as they can. This is how much we've recycled at our sites during the last year:
- Bromyard 74%
- Hereford 73%
- Kington 81%
- Ledbury 76%
- Leominster 77%
- Ross-on-Wye 78%
Find your local waste and recycling centre and what you can take there.
Missed household waste collections
For the year January to December 2021, on average there were 63 missed collections reported per 100,000 collections made from households across Herefordshire.