The report concentrates on how sustainably each local authority has recycled the plastics, glass, metals, paper and card waste it collected from residents and businesses.
During the six months under review almost 60,000 tonnes of waste was processed into new materials or products and nearly 50,000 tonnes composted. Just less than 10,000 tonnes of waste was recycled and nearly 10,000 sent to landfill.
These statistics will help local authorities target their work to ensure they maximise opportunities to recycle waste. The Welsh Government, WLGA and local authorities will work together to make future reports more informative for local authorities and householders.
Environment Minister, John Griffiths, said:
“Wales has the highest recycling rate of any UK country and publication of a report like this shows people what happens to their waste. Next year (2012/13) local authorities will have to recycle 52% of waste to comply with new Welsh Government statutory targets."