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Local authority municipal waste management

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  • Release date: 24 August 2017
  • Period covered: January to March 2017
  • Next update: 19 October 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 64 per cent for the 12 months ending March 2017, based on provisional data, compared with 60 per cent for the 12 months to the end of March 2016.
  • In the January to March 2017 quarter, 62 per cent of local authority municipal waste in Wales was reused/recycled/composted, an increase of 1 percentage point when compared with the same quarter of 2016.
  • The total amount of local authority municipal waste generated in Wales decreased in January to March 2017, with the tonnage falling by 6 per cent, from 400 to 375 thousand tonnes, compared to the same quarter of 2016.
  • The residual household waste generated per person decreased by 4 per cent, falling to 48 kilograms per person in January to March 2017, compared with the same quarter of 2016.

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@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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