Recycling rate in Barking and Dagenham is fourth worst in London

PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 December 2016

Recycling bins (Picture: Steve Parsons/PA)

Recycling bins (Picture: Steve Parsons/PA)

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Barking and Dagenham is the fourth worst borough in the capital when it comes to recycling.

Government numbers crunched by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in its annual table show the borough sent just 19 per cent of its refuse to be recycled.

Bexley fared best, with 52pc, and Newham was worst, with just 14.7pc.

“The Mayor has to turn around the dismal legacy left by his predecessor,” Caroline Russell of the Green Party said.

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