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Local authority municipal waste management

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  • Release date: 24 August 2016
  • Period covered: January to March 2016
  • Next update: 6 October 2016
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 60 per cent for the 12 months to the end of March 2016, based on provisional data, compared with 56 per cent for the 12 months to the end of March 2015.
  • The reuse/recycling/composting rate for local authority municipal waste in Wales increased by 6 percentage points, to 61 per cent, in January to March 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 12 per cent, from 356.4 to 399.7 thousand tonnes, compared to the same quarter of 2015.
  • The residual household waste generated per person increased by 10 per cent, rising to 51 kilograms per person in January to March 2016, compared with the same quarter of 2015.

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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