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Local authority municipal waste management

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  • Release date: 25 May 2017
  • Period covered: October to December 2016
  • Next update: 24 August 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 63 per cent for the 12 months ending December 2016, based on provisional data, compared with 59 per cent for the 12 months to the end of December 2015.
  • In the October to December 2016 quarter, 62 per cent of local authority municipal waste in Wales was reused/recycled/composted, an increase of 4 percentage points when compared with the same quarter of 2015.
  • The total amount of local authority municipal waste generated in Wales decreased, with the tonnage falling by 2 per cent, from 369 to 363 thousand tonnes, compared to the same quarter of 2015.
  • The residual household waste generated per person decreased by 4 per cent, falling to 47 kilograms per person in October to December 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: 0300 025 6768
Email: stats.environment@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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