Disruption to England food waste and recycling services increases

Disruption to English food waste and recycling collection services has increased since last week, according to the latest Covid-19 local authority impacts survey as local authorities report higher than normal volumes of waste.
Just over two thirds (68 per cent) of local authorities (LAs) surveyed report services to be operating as normal, a decrease from 77 per cent last week, and food waste collections operate in only half of councils surveyed.

Currently, the number of recycling collections operating normally has fallen to 74 per cent, a four per cent decrease from last week’s survey, and the number of collections that are experiencing minor disruption has risen to 25 per cent, a rise by six per cent.