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Weight of 9,600 lions saved from household bins
The amount of waste thrown away by households across Malvern Hills District has fallen by more than 1,680 tonnes since the introduction of Alternate Weekly Collections, which was launched last April and saw collections switched to waste being picked up one week and recycling the next on a rotating basis.
Between April and November last year households threw away 8,172 tonnes of waste compared to 9,853 in 2017. The reduction is equivalent to the weight of 9,606 Lions or 14,246 Giant Pandas.
The amount people are recycling has also increased with 4,660 tonnes being sent to be sorted and reprocessed into other materials since April - up 214 tonnes when compared with the same period in 2017.
Malvern Hills residents also generate the least amount of waste per person than any other part of Worcestershire and have the lowest rates of recycling contamination in the county - which means more often than not people are putting the right item in the right bin.
14th February 2019