YORKSHIRE is one of the worst regions in Britain for recycling, says a survey.
Research by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (Cipfa) has shown that recycling is generally on the increase - but some regions are not performing well enough.
With just 10% of waste being recycled, Yorkshire has the fourth lowest rate of recycling out of the UK's 10 regions.
It beats only the North-West, Greater London and the North- East.
Recycling is high on all region's agendas, as the Government wants a quarter of all household waste recycled by the start of next year.
But although Yorkshire as a whole is performing badly, some areas in the region are doing well.
Kirklees Council says its recycling rate is improving.
Strategic waste manager Mike Proud said: "It is improving year on year. The key participants are the residents, who are very good at recycling."
Mr Proud said the council had invested considerable cash and time in recycling over the past few years.
It has included a scheme to provide green recycling bins and composters to Kirklees homes.
The council is also running a pilot kerbside glass collection scheme in Denby Dale.
Mr Proud said: "The green bins have been very successful. Anyone who wants an extra one should contact us and get one delivered free."
But a recent Kirklees survey showed that many households were still putting recyclable items in their grey, general waste bins.
Mr Proud said: "Across all Kirklees, this equates to around 15,000 tonnes of recyclable waste that is not being recycled."