Analysis of the recyclability of Newcastle's residual waste

Shlomo Dowen made this Freedom of Information request to Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

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Dear Newcastle upon Tyne City Council,

The City of Newcastle upon Tyne Waste Strategy 2019 available from states that: "Our analysis of waste going into the Byker Resource Recovery Centre shows that there is a lot more recyclable material in rubbish bins that we could be capturing in separate recycling collections. Estimates, using data from the MBT process, indicate that there is as much recyclable material in the city’s green rubbish bins as is collected in the blue recycling bins. This would mean the city is collecting no more than 50% of all possible recycling from households."

We request under EIR a copy of the relevant analysis (including associated reports, estimates, data, etc.) used as the basis for this statement and any subsequent analysis which has taken place into the potential recylability of Newcastle's residual waste.

Yours faithfully,

Shlomo Dowen

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