Cardiff is the best performing city of all major British cities for recycling and last year’s target of 58% was met. However, when compared to Welsh Local Authorities, Cardiff’s recycling and composting levels continue to be lower than the Wales average.

The Welsh Government has set increasingly challenging targets for the next few years. Despite the pressures that will arise from a rapidly growing population, Cardiff will need to continue to improve its levels of recycling if it is to reduce its environmental impact and avoid substantial fines.