Haringey Council fails to meet recycling targets for nearly a year

Concern is growing for Haringey Council’s green credentials after it emerged that it has failed to meet its own recycling targets for ten out of the last eleven months.

Haringey Council only met its 28% recycling target once in the last eleven reported months, in January this year. The average amount of waste sent to recycle in the last year to date was languishing 3% under target at 24.93%.

Liberal Democrats believe that residents need more opportunity to recycle and would like to see action from Haringey Council to improve performance.

Cllr Bob Hare, Liberal Democrat Environment Spokesperson, comments:

“Whilst it is not just the quantity of recycling that counts, it is a good indicator of how the borough is doing on recycling. What is clear is that Haringey has consistently failed to meet targets yet there seems to be little evidence of any political will by Labour to better their poor performance.”

Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, adds:

“Clearly steps must be taken to increase recycling rates, and Haringey Council needs to take a good hard look at why they have failed to reach targets month after month.

“Recycling needs to be easier and more accessible – there are still plenty of people in Haringey who want to recycle but don’t get the opportunity.”

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