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Household waste in Somerset falls to less than a tonne

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: July 04, 2012

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Household waste in Somerset has fallen to its lowest level since the 1980s, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has said.

The average home produced less than a tonne of rubbish and recycling a year and, although recycling is still steady, in the last decade, the amount of waste has been falling steadily.

According to SWP’s report for 2011-12, “household waste arisings” – the total of domestic rubbish and recycling – fell by four per cent to 990kg.

The report added that recycling levels have remained at almost 51 per cent.

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