Recycling rate – how well are we doing? Our annual recycling rate in 2019/20 was 56.9%, placing us as one of the best in the North west. Thank you to everyone for helping us recycle more. With your help we can recycle even more. More recycling means we spend less on waste disposal, helping us to protect other essential services. How our recycling rate compares to other councils You can view a league table which ranks councils by how much they've recycled throughout the whole year. The 'Lets Recycle' league tables show how our recycling rates compare to other councils in England. What happens to my waste? Recycling and waste collected from your bins is either recycled, made into compost or turned into electricity by Recycle for Greater Manchester. You can see what happens to your waste by visiting the Recycle for Greater Manchester website.