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Local authority municipal waste management

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  • Release date: 25 May 2016
  • Period covered: October to December 2015
  • Next update: 24 August 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 59 per cent for the 12 months to the end of December 2015, based on provisional data, compared with 56 per cent for the 12 months to the end of December 2014.
  • The reuse/recycling/composting rate for local authority municipal waste in Wales increased by 5 percentage points, to 58 per cent, in October to December 2015, compared with the same quarter of 2014.
  • The total amount of local authority municipal waste generated in Wales increased, with the tonnage rising by 2 per cent, from 361.1 to 369.4 thousand tonnes, compared to the same quarter of 2014.
  • The residual household waste generated per person increased by 2 per cent, rising to 50 kilograms per person in October to December 2015, compared with the same quarter of 2014.

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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