Green’ county top of national league

CAMBRIDGESHIRE is the top county for recycling in England, according to a report. The findings released by the Department of Environment and Rural Affairs revealed that residents in Cambridgeshire smashed Government targets in 2004/05 by recycling 37 per

CAMBRIDGESHIRE is the top county for recycling in England, according to a report.

The findings released by the Department of Environment and Rural Affairs revealed that residents in Cambridgeshire smashed Government targets in 2004/05 by recycling 37 per cent of their rubbish - the national average is 23 per cent.

New facilities and schemes such as recycling batteries, wood and mobile phones have been welcomed by residents and, since April, 45 per cent of waste has been given a second chance.

Cambridgeshire county councillor John Reynolds, cabinet member for environment and community services, said: "We and our partners are continually looking for innovative ways to improve recycling and we share the Government's concerns to reduce the amount of waste being needlessly dumped in landfill.