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Local authority municipal waste management

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  • Release date: 26 November 2015
  • Period covered: April to June 2015
  • Next update: 18 February 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 57 per cent for the 12 months to the end of June 2015, based on provisional data, compared with 55 per cent for the 12 months to the end of June 2014.
  • The reuse/recycling/composting rate for local authority municipal waste in Wales increased by 1 percentage point in April to June 2015, compared with the same quarter of 2014.
  • The total amount of local authority municipal waste generated in Wales decreased, with the tonnage falling by 2 per cent, from 422.1 to 412.0 thousand tonnes, compared to the same quarter of 2014.
  • The residual household waste generated per person continued to decrease, falling to 51 kilograms per person in April to June 2015, from 53 kilograms per person during the same quarter of 2014.

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

Contact

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

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