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Local authority municipal waste management

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  • Release date: 20 August 2015
  • Period covered: January to March 2015
  • Next update: 8 October 2015
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 56 per cent for the 12 months to the end of March 2015, based on provisional data, compared with 54 per cent for the 12 months to the end of March 2014.
  • The reuse/recycling/composting rate for local authority municipal waste in Wales increased by 3 percentage points in January to March 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 5 per cent, compared to the same quarter of 2014, and returning to a similar level to that reported for January to March 2013.
  • The residual household waste generated per person continued to decrease, falling to 47 kilograms per person in January to March 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.


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