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Local authority round-up

Much back slapping followed last month's announcement that England is poised to meet its national recycling and composting target of 17% in 2003/04. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) released the audited Best Value Performance Indicators on January 18 showing local authority recycling and composting rates during 2003/04. As well as recycling more waste, the figures show that the recycling and composting rate increased by three percentage points - the highest ...