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Local authority municipal waste management

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  • Release date: 27 November 2014
  • Period covered: April to June 2014
  • Next update: 19 February 2015
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 April to June quarter, reaching a peak of 58 per cent in April to June 2014.
  • The combined reuse/recycling/composting rate of local authority municipal waste increased to 55 per cent for the 12 months to the end of June 2014, based on provisional data, compared to 53 per cent for the 12 months to the end of June 2013.
  • Following a steady downward trend, the total amount of local authority municipal waste generated in Wales increased, with the tonnage rising by 3 per cent, compared to the same quarter in 2013.
  • The residual household waste produced per person in Wales continued to decrease, falling to 53 kilograms per person in April to June 2014, from 54 kilograms per person in April to June 2013.

Contact

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

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