Government and Environmental Agency recycling targets have been in place for some time now. We at Norris Skips Kent acknowledge these targets accordingly:

The quantity of waste taken to UK landfill sites by 2015 should be 35% of what was taken in 1995.

The quantity of waste taken to UK landfill sites by 2013 should be 50% of what was taken in 1995.

The quantity of waste taken to UK landfill sites by 2010 should be 75% of what was taken in 1995.

Furthermore, the following targets were introduced by the Waste Strategy 2000 (for waste recovery and to make the landfill directive achievable): 67% of waste should be recovered as of 2015; 45% of waste should be recovered as at 2010; 40% of waste should be recovered as at 2005.

The natural recycling target was published by the government in the Waste Strategy 2000. These targets were:

By 2015, 33% of household waste should be composted or recycled.

By 2010, 30% of household waste should be composted or recycled.

By 2005, 25% of household waste should be composted or recycled – while that of each local authority was 30% as at the same year.

A ‘Waste Performance and Efficiency Grant’ was issued by the government to assist local authorities in more recycling, reduction of waste and landfill diversions. A list of materials that can be recycled include: wood, vehicles, composting, clinical waste, building materials, batteries, paper, printer cartridges, plastic, furniture, glass, oil, metal, electricals, computers and more. To keep yourself updated on any additions to these targets – especially for the years ahead – you can visit the Norris Skips Kent office at Kent. You can also call us on 020 8698 8000 and one of our experts will be available to answer all your queries.

February 23, 2018