The most up to date figures show a huge leap in city recycling over recent months.
In August residents recycled 31% of household waste, the most ever in Southampton and up from 26% in August last year.
This is fantastic news. A lot of hard work has been done by the city council recently and a range of further initiatives are planned by the new Conservative administration which will boost recycling even further.
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This news come after Southampton's new Conservative council was endorsed by Greenpeace for its energy efficiency vision for the city.
Further green initiatives being pursued by the council include improving recycling in city council building and action to improve water efficiency in civic buildings.