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Recycling rates in Ashford above national average

Credit: Ashford Borough Council

Residents in Ashford have been praised for their efforts to recycle household waste.

The latest recycling figures from DEFRA’s nationwide recycling league tables show that Ashford Borough Council has become the country’s most improved recycling authority.

The council launched a crackdown on contamination last year, encouraging residents to ‘recyclesmart’ to ensure their bins contained clean, recyclable materials.

It means Ashford’s recycling rate is above the national target of 50%, and the overall figure for Ashford (53.1%) places the borough 44th in the country, 14th in the South East and top in Kent.

Credit: Ashford Borough Council

It is excellent to see Ashford’s recycling rates remain strong. This has been achieved by the enthusiasm and committed efforts of our residents and we would like to thank everyone for continuing to support our recycling service.

– Tracey Butler, Head of Environmental and Landscape Management Services

Plans for new M20 junction in Kent a step closer

The plans would see Junction 10a created Credit: Google Images

Plans for a new junction on the M20 near Ashford in Kent are a step closer.

A £39.1 million contract has been awarded to VINCI Construction by Highways England.

The proposals would see the creation of Junction 10a, approximately 700 metres east of the existing Junction 10.

It would connect to the existing A20 and a new carriageway link road would be built to the A2070 near Sevington.

Developers are currently waiting for planning permission to be granted.

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