WILTSHIRE Council managed more than 200,000 tonnes of waste last year.

In its latest waste and recycling end destinations report, or End Destination Register, the council said it managed a total of 228,095 tonnes of waste between April 2018 and March 2019.

99,705 tonnes of this was recycled, composted or sent for reuse.

The Resource Association’s End Destination Charter is a voluntary commitment to improve transparency in the recycling supply chain and enhance the public’s confidence in recycling.

Bridget Wayman, cabinet member for waste said: “We’re very pleased with the data presented in the End Destination Charter. However, we’re always striving to do better and improve our recycling rates.

“I would urge all Wiltshire residents to recycle everything they can. It’s easy to forget smaller items, such as toilet rolls, shower gel bottles, etc, but these all add up and make a real difference.”

Robert Yuill, portfolio holder for waste said: “It’s great to see confirmation that so much of the waste that the council’s contractors collected for recycling, composting and re-use stayed in the UK and wasn’t exported abroad for further treatment.”