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Region's recyclers among the best
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Breckland is among the country's most improved waste recycling councils
Householders in Breckland in Norfolk are among the most improved waste recyclers in the country.

New Defra figures show it has gone up from 18% to almost 28%, making it one of the top 10 improvers nationally.

Babergh in Suffolk (25% from 11%) and Broadland in Norfolk (25% from 11%) are also in the top 10.

Suffolk's St Edmundsbury Borough Council tops the table in the eastern region, recycling 35% - 2% ahead of Forest Heath District Council.

Third and fourth in the table are Cambridgeshire County Council (29%) and South Cambridgeshire District Council (28%).

The region's bottom four are Hertsmere Borough Council in Essex (12% from 11%), Bedford Borough Council (11% from 6%), Great Yarmouth Borough Council in Norfolk (11% from 10%) and Rochford District Council in Essex (no change at 10%).

The latest figures mean England is now poised to meet its national recycling and composting target of 17% in 2003/04.

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