Rejected recyclable waste up 84% in England since 2011, data shows – BBC News

The amount of household rubbish being rejected for recycling in England has increased by 84% over the past four years, government figures show.

Source: Rejected recyclable waste up 84% in England since 2011, data shows – BBC News

Media captionAre you recycling properly?

The amount of household rubbish being rejected for recycling in England has increased by 84% over the past four years, government figures show.

A BBC Freedom of Information request found councils were unable to recycle 338,000 tons of waste in 2014-15 – up from about 184,000 tons in 2011-12.

But Department for Environment data shows total recycled waste rose from 10.7m to 11m tons a year in the period.

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