Buckinghamshire’s nine recycling centres, including the Amersham Household Recycling Centre (pictured), have seen over a million visits over the past year.
The huge numbers were recorded despite the sites being closed for a few weeks at the beginning of the pandemic, with approximately 66 per cent of waste recycled or composted.
The recorded number of visits is lower than that seen in previous years, however almost the same amount of waste was brought to the sites than the year before and visitors filled their cars more, increasing carloads by up to a third.
Peter Strachan, cabinet member for climate change and environment, commented: “We have worked really hard this year to keep the sites safe and easy to access for our residents and it’s great to see so many people still doing the right thing and bringing their waste to our sites. On average, 450 visits were made for every hour the sites were open.
“A million visits go to show how important the Household Recycling Centres are to local people and we are happy we can provide that service to them.”
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