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Local authority municipal waste management

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  • Release date: 19 February 2015
  • Period covered: July to September 2014
  • Next update: 21 May 2015
A report that provides information on the reuse, recycling and composting of municipal waste. Provisional data is published quarterly, with final data for the financial year published annually.

Key points

  • The percentage of local authority municipal waste reused, recycled or composted in Wales continued to increase for the July to September quarter, reaching a peak of 58 per cent in July to September 2014.
  • The combined reuse/recycling/composting rate of local authority municipal waste increased to 55 per cent for the 12 months to the end of September 2014, based on provisional data, compared to 53 per cent for the 12 months to the end of September 2013.
  • The total amount of local authority municipal waste generated in Wales decreased, with the tonnage falling by 2 per cent, compared to the same quarter in 2013.
  • The residual household waste produced per person in Wales continued to decrease, falling to 51 kilograms per person in July to September 2014, from 52 kilograms per person during the same quarter in 2013.

Contact

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