A new study has reavealed the least wasteful locations in England with 112 towns and cities surveyed.

Research from the Bower Collective, who want to make sustainable living simple and accessible for everyone, took a look at the annual household waste per capita for over 100 English towns and cities.

They also found out the percentage of recycled household waste and fly-tipping rates in each locality.

On their website they have created a tool to see how your household compares to the national and regional averages.

Stroud News and Journal: The recycling rate in each town/city was analysed (Canva)The recycling rate in each town/city was analysed (Canva)

It was worked out that the average household waste per person across all the 112 English towns and cities in the study was 403 kg.

Through their metrics of household waster, recycling rate and fly-tipping rate, Stroud in Gloucestershire was ranked as the least wasteful town in the country.

Colchester in Essex came in second place, whilst Dover in Kent ended up in third.

Some towns and cities didn’t fare as well, and Nottingham, South Shields and Sunderland ranked at the bottom of the study. 

What were the top 10 least wasteful locations in England?

1. Stroud

2. Colchester

3. Dover

4. Worcester

5. St Albans

6. Aylesbury

7. Bolton

8. Wigan

9. Bracknell (joint 9th)

9 Watford (joint 9th)

10. Halifax