Three Rivers hits a new high recycling rate

21st January 2019

Three Rivers District Council’s recycling service continues to produce impressive results with the news that in 2017/18 the residents of Three Rivers achieved a 62.4% recycling, up from 61.9% the previous year.  

The 62.4% means that Three Rivers has the fourth highest recycling rate in the country, which is a fantastic achievement. 

The District is consistently top in recycling rates in Hertfordshire, and this is mostly due to the cooperation of its residents and the dedication of the Council staff. 

The Council thanks all its residents for their continued efforts to recycle. While the recycling figure of 62.4% is a considerable achievement, the Council would like to encourage its residents to really think about how they dispose of their waste, to ensure as little as possible is being placed in the refuse bin. 

Councillor Alex Michaels, Lead Member for Environmental Services, said: “I am so delighted that we have reached an impressive 62.4% recycling rate. The main reason for this lies with our residents who play such a big part in ensuring that our record is among the best in the country. Needless to say, we will carry on striving to remain the best and keep looking at ways to increase recycling and reducing waste further still.” 

If you are uncertain about what can be recycled, either in your kerbside collections or at the local Household Waste Recycling Centres, there is a wealth of information here: and