Lib Dem-run Three Rivers England's Greenest Council
Lib Dem-run Three Rivers District Council has the highest recycling rate in England, under provisional figures published for the latest year. In fact, three of the top five recycling councils in the country are Lib Dem-run.
Figures show Three Rivers had a Recycling, Reuse and Composting rate of 64.1%, with a 1.1% increase from the previous year and leapfrogging two other councils to first place.
Cllr Phil Williams, Lead Member for Environmental Services and Sustainability, said ''Three Rivers District Council is very pleased to hear that we could have the highest recycling rate in the country for 2019/20, although we await the final figures from Defra before we really celebrate! However, wherever we come in the final table, we are incredibly proud of the whole team at Three Rivers and are pleased our recycling rate is up from the previous year."
He added: "Our collection crews and back office staff work tirelessly to ensure we run an excellent service and we strive to continue to minimise waste and increase reuse and recycling. I'd like to thank all involved in this achievement, including the residents of Three Rivers."