Kerbside recycling collection survey

Kerbside recycling collection survey results

Last December Cornwall Council conducted a survey to better understand what people think about recycling, their attitudes to food waste and what would help people to recycle more.

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The survey saw over 4000 responses from across Cornwall and from a mix of housing types. The survey was complemented by three focus groups which explored key issues more deeply.

Of those who responded: 

  • 91% think it is very important that Cornwall’s environment is protected
  • 82% think recycling household rubbish is very important
  • 77% think that household recycling is fairly or very convenient
  • Only 3% of respondents said they did not recycle
  • One in five households throw away ‘quite a lot’ or ‘a reasonable amount’ of food waste
  • 71% said a collection of a wider range of materials would encourage an increase in recycling

We would like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to take part. Results from the survey will now help shape future education and awareness campaigns, as well as be included in the tender documents within the 2020 waste contract is issued.

If you’re interested in finding out more detail on the results of the survey here they are:

Kerbside recycling survey results