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.

Waste measurement 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Residual household waste per household (kg/household)(Ex NI191) 549.5 559.2 549.2 545.2 525.2
Percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling or composting
(Ex NI192)
40% 40% 41.2% 39.8% 41.3%
Percentage of municipal waste sent to landfill (Ex NI193 56.9% 56.3% 39.9% 7.9% 19.8%
Collected household waste per person (kg) (Ex BVPI 84a) 407.3 412.1 412.5 398.7 394.4
Collected household waste (tonnes) Not recycled 45579 46597 45987 45925 44538
Sent for recycling (tonnes) 30331 31129 32244 30310 31319

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
Paper and card 9,579.62 9,023.0
Glass 5,605.57 5,910.1
Plastic 1,696.43 1,785.1
Metal 3,616.68 3,682.8
Textiles 108.01 118.1
Other 7,874 8,839.1
Green waste 7,989.37 8,413.1
WEEE* 580.157  

*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 71%
  • Hereford 73%
  • Kington 80%
  • Ledbury 76%
  • Leominster 75%
  • Ross-on-Wye 76%

Find your local waste and recycling centre and what you can take there.

Missed household waste collections

For the year January to December 2019, on average there were 47 missed collections reported per 100,000 collections made from households across Herefordshire.