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Household WEEE collection rates at healthy levels

Quarter three household waste electrical and electronic equipment collection rates “suggest a growing trend”, as figures stay consistently above the 40% collection rate.

Environment Agency data shows the 2010 recycling rate so far is at 42% with 347,917 tonnes collected against 823,650 tonnes placed on the market.

According to ERP general manager Scott Butler, this “suggests a growing trend” year on year, as collection rates have risen from a 23% collection rate in 2007, a 31% collection rate in 2008 and a 37% collection rate in 2009.

“Return rates based on Q3 data suggest another increase on what is sold, making it a positive trend,” commented Butler.

The results showed Q3 collected tonnage (114,725) was very similar to that seen in Q1 (114,658) but down on the Q2 figure of 118,553.

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