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Local authority municipal waste management

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  • Release date: 13 November 2014
  • Period covered: 2013-14
  • Next update: 27 November 2014
A report that provides information on the reuse, recycling and composting of municipal waste. Provisional data is published quarterly, with final data for the financial year published annually.

Provisional data is published quarterly, with final data for the financial year published annually.

Key points

  • The percentage of local authority municipal waste (excluding abandoned vehicles) that was reused, recycled or composted in Wales has continued to increase since 2000-01, with 54.3 per cent of waste reused/recycled/composted during 2013-14, under the new definition.
  • During 2013-14, 18 of the 22 local authorities in Wales met or exceeded the statutory reuse/ recycling/composting target of 52 per cent.
  • The total amount of local authority municipal waste (excluding abandoned vehicles) generated in Wales has generally fallen since its peak in 2004-05. However, the 1.56 million tonnes generated in 2013-14 was slightly higher than 2012-13, due to an increase in non-household waste generated.
  • The amount of residual waste generated continued to fall, with 0.6 million tonnes (38 per cent) disposed of via landfill or other methods of disposal/treatment during 2013-14.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 6768
Email: stats.environment@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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