Watford is among the ten least wasteful towns in England, according to a study.

The Bower Collective, which sells reusable and refillable household items, compared over 100 places in England to find their “wasteful scores”.

Watford ranked joint ninth with Bracknell - having produced 18 per cent less household waste per person each year than the national average (332kg).

This looked at factors such as recycling rates, household waste, and fly-tipping incidents between 2019-20 and compared them to 2014-15.

In this period Watford has seen a 2 per cent decrease in household waste and a 2 per cent increase in recycling rates.

However, there was also a 59 per cent increase in fly tipping. 

London as a whole reduced their household waste by 42 per cent.

Stroud ranked as the UK’s least wasteful while Nottingham in the East Midlands was the most.

A Bower Collective survey also found that one third of people admitted that their recycling habits “could be better”.