DESPITE the changes that have to be made due to Covid-19, residents across the Moorlands have continued to recycle their waste leading to an increase in the district's recycling rate.
The district council has revealed that by by not putting incorrect items in their bins householders have improved recycling rates over the past year from 56% to 56.4%.
Waste collection services have continued unchanged throughout the restrictions with many people showing their appreciation for the crews with drawings and messages of thanks.
Coun Sav Scalise, cabinet member for the Environment, said: "This is great news which is entirely down to our residents - we could not have achieved this increase without them.
"It has come at a time when we have all faced additional challenges so the continued priority people have placed on recycling - and putting the right things in the right bins - is very much welcomed.
"It's one of the biggest ways our residents have helped waste collection crews during this period and, on behalf of the council and our waste partners AES, I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone for your ongoing commitment to recycling.
"As we all get used to new ways of living and working I hope we see these good habits maintained so our recycling rate continues to go up."
Find out more about what you can recycle at www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/BinsHelp