123+ Waste and Recycling Household Survey

One year on from the introduction of the new 123+ Waste Collection Service, Warwick District Council is keen to measure the impact of the service both environmentally and in terms of changes to household habits and behaviours. The latest statistics show that since August 2022 the overall recycling rate in the district has increased by almost 7 percent to 60.5%, which is significantly higher than the national rate of 44%. Over the same period there has been a reduction of almost 4400 tonnes in the amount of residual waste collected, equivalent to a double decker bus load every single day. This is due in part to the weekly kerbside food waste collections and a wider variety of materials being recycled.

Councillor Will Roberts, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services commented:

“There’s no doubt that the new service has brought about changes to the way a majority of households deal with waste, allowing us to collect more items such as black plastic and TetraPak cartons for recycling and also convert food waste to generate clean energy.”

“We would however be interested to hear from residents about their experiences of the 123+ service and whether over the past year local people have been recycling more at home or are now more conscious of what they are buying or throwing away. They are invited to share their views by completing our short online survey.”

“It’s also now important for us to address the areas of the district, particularly flats and those with communal facilities, who as yet are unable to reap the benefits of the new scheme.”

The 123+ online survey is available on the Warwick District Council website until 30 September.