RESIDENTS in Trafford are being congratulated after holding on to their top 10 position as one of the highest household recycling areas in the country and the best performing in Greater Manchester.

The latest Defra results reveal residents have achieved a 61.3 per cent recycling and composting rate - almost 20 per cent over the national average.

The chart which see's Trafford in ninth place, is based on figures from April 2016 to April 2017. Figures show that almost 60,000 tonnes of household waste have been collected and recycled in Trafford - nearly 330kg of waste per household.

The One Trafford partnership has been working with multiple agency partners and community groups such as Keep Britain Tidy and Trafford Housing Trust to encourage and support residents in recycling.

Cllr John Reilly, Trafford Council’s Executive Councillor for Highways, Parks and Environmental Services, said: “We are so pleased with the effort Trafford residents put into recycling, which has led to nearly a 1% rise in recycling rates in the last year.

“By continuing to separate recyclable waste into the three bins, and reducing the rubbish going into the grey general bins, we are continually helping to keep Trafford green. Our aim is to keep up this momentum and to climb up the charts.”

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