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Local authority municipal waste management

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  • Release date: 15 December 2016
  • Period covered: April to June 2016
  • Next update: 28 February 2017
A report that provides information on the reuse, recycling and composting of municipal waste.

Key points

  • The local authority municipal waste combined reuse/recycling/composting rate increased to 61 per cent for the 12 months to the end of June 2016, based on provisional data, compared with 57 per cent for the 12 months to the end of June 2015.
  • The reuse/recycling/composting rate for local authority municipal waste in Wales increased by 3 percentage points, to 64 per cent, in April to June 2016, compared with the same quarter of 2015.
  • The total amount of local authority municipal waste generated in Wales increased, with the tonnage rising by 3 per cent, from 412 to 424 thousand tonnes, compared to the same quarter of 2015.
  • The residual household waste generated per person increased by 2 per cent, rising to 50 kilograms per person in April  to June 2016, compared with the same quarter of 2015.

Further information

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

Contact

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

Media
Tel: 029 2089 8099

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