Torridge District Council has announced improved recycling results. From April 2007 to the end of January this year, nearly 38 per cent of the materials collected were recycled. This compares with 32.49 per cent of domestic waste or 8,836 tonnes in 2006/

Torridge District Council has announced improved recycling results.From April 2007 to the end of January this year, nearly 38 per cent of the materials collected were recycled. This compares with 32.49 per cent of domestic waste or 8,836 tonnes in 2006/07 - an increase of 16 per cent.The council recycles paper, plastics, metals, glass, textiles and other items through its weekly kerbside box and bag collections by South Molton Recycle Ltd. It also collects garden waste and cardboard for composting through its fortnightly green wheelie bins service from 50 per cent of households throughout the district. There are plans to expand this service to include an additional 4,000 households in 2008/09. Information on what can be recycled can be found on the council's website under the Waste Management section.Adam Symons, lead councillor for recycling, said: "The public have done a great job in sorting out their recycling from their rubbish. We are only 2 per cent away from meeting our 2010 national target.