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Local authority municipal waste management

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  • Release date: 21 May 2015
  • Period covered: October to December 2014
  • Next update: 20 August 2015
A report that provides information on the reuse, recycling and composting of municipal waste.

Key points

  • The percentage of local authority municipal waste reused, recycled or composted in Wales during October to December 2014 increased by less than 1 per cent, compared with the same quarter of 2013. Despite this slight increase, the rate for both periods is 53 per cent when rounded.
  • The combined reuse/recycling/composting rate of local authority municipal waste increased to 56 per cent for the 12 months to the end of December 2014, based on provisional data, compared with 54 per cent for the 12 months to the end of December 2013.
  • The total amount of local authority municipal waste generated in Wales decreased slightly, with the tonnage falling by 1 per cent, compared to the same quarter of 2013.
  • The residual household waste generated per person continued to decrease, falling to 50 kilograms per person in October to December 2014, from 51 kilograms per person during the same quarter of 2013.

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