Thanks to Paul for point me towards this on recycling:
"Medway, Peterborough and Reading councils had the worst figures, with each failing to recycle more than 10% of what was collected."
Is this just one of the curses of rolling doorstep recycling out across the borough? I suspect not. I think that far more could be done in terms of education. As a start I'll try to put something in our ward newsletter about what can be recycled.
Of course as I've said before if we were to focus more on waste reduction, this would mean fewer recycling problems.