More of the material which households put out for recycling is now actually being recycled, following the launch of a new strategy to tackle the issue.

The new strategy was approved by councillors in July 2020. Before that date 16.5 per cent of material put out as recycling from people's homes could not actually be recycled because our processors were not able to deal with it.

During the period July-September 2021 the average is five per cent which is the lowest average in the county.

This is a particular success for Runnymede as the pre-July 2020 figure was amongst the highest in Surrey.

The lowest actual contamination rate achieved so far is 3.74 per cent in July 2020.