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Recycling: York

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation, NATO Parliamentary Assembly (President)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of waste collected in City of York was recycled in each year since 2008-09; and what funding his Department provided to City of York Council to increase recycling rates in each of those years.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The proportion of waste collected by the City of York Council that was recycled for the years 2008-09 to 2011-12 is shown in the following table:

Financial year Percentage recycled
2008-09 44
2009-10 42
2010-11 44
2011-12 46

The statistics include waste that was composted and items that were reused.

DEFRA has not provided funding to the City of York council to increase recycling in the years specified.

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