Moray achieves Scotland's highest recycling rate for 2022
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MORAY has recorded the highest recycling rate for Scotland for 2022, according to figures released by Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).
The annual return shows households in Moray sent 57.8 percent of their waste to be recycled in 2022, pushing the local authority to the top of the list for recycling rates nationally.
The rate, which is recorded from kerbside collections and waste recycled at Moray’s recycling centres, is up from 52.21 percent the previous year.
Moray Council’s Chair of the Economic Development and Infrastructure Services Committee, Cllr Marc Macrae, said: "The result is testament to a lot of hard work and effort by householders and council waste staff.
"We consistently perform well on our recycling rates. This shows Moray householders are clearly committed to recycling and we thank them for that.
"There’s still lots of room for improvement, which is what we’re working on. We’re now in our busiest period for recycling, just before and after Christmas, so thank you in advance to residents for creating as little waste as possible and recycling it appropriately."
The latest recycling rates for Scotland are published under the management tab on the SEPA waste data site.