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Last Updated: Friday, 13 January 2006, 12:06 GMT
Residents recycle half of waste
People living in the Leicestershire district of Harborough recycle half of all their waste.

But residents living in neighbouring Rutland only manage to recycle half as much - about 23% of their rubbish.

Rutland County Council has said it is planning to start kerbside recycling collections in 2006/2007 in response to local demand.

Any waste currently recycled in the county is taken by householders to paper and bottle banks.

Roger Beggie, leader of Rutland County Council, said: "Most of the recycling is done by the community and they do a brilliant job."

Other recycling rates from the area include:

  • North West Leicestershire District Council 30%
  • Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council 35%
  • Charnwood Borough Council 36%
  • Leicester City and Blaby councils 37%
  • Melton Mowbray Borough Council 46%

    The figures were obtained from the councils as part of an investigation by BBC Radio Leicester.

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