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Local authority municipal waste management

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  • Release date: 13 February 2014
  • Period covered: July to September 2013
  • Next update: 22 May 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.

Key points

  • The percentage of local authority municipal waste prepared for reuse, recycled or composted in Wales continued to increase for the July to September quarter, reaching a peak of 57 per cent in July to September 2013.
  • The combined reuse/recycling/composting rate of local authority municipal waste increased to just over 53 per cent for the 12 months to the end of September 2013, based on provisional data.
  • The total amount of local authority municipal waste generated in Wales has generally decreased, with the tonnage falling by just over 2 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2012.
  • The residual household waste produced per person in Wales also continued to decrease, falling to 52 kg/person in July to September 2013 from 55 kg/person in July to September 2012.


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