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Local authority municipal waste management

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  • Release date: 22 May 2014
  • Period covered: October to December 2013
  • Next update: 21 August 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 October to December quarter, reaching a peak of 53 per cent in October to December 2013.
  • The combined reuse/recycling/composting rate of local authority municipal waste increased to 54 per cent for the 12 months to the end of December 2013, based on provisional data, compared to 52 per cent for the 12 months to the end of December 2012.
  • Whilst the amount of waste generated during October to December quarters had previously increased, the waste generated in the October - December 2013 quarter fell by just over 2 per cent compared with the same quarter in 2012.
  • The residual household waste produced per person in Wales also continues to decrease, falling to 51 kg/person in October to December 2013 from 53 kg/person in October to December 2012.

Contact

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

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