Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
Transport Minister outlines Metro Phase Two plans
Work on delivery of the next phase of a modern, high-quality public transport Metro system for south east Wales could begin as early as 2017
- Minister accepts ‘Successful Futures’ recommendations in full
- Minister unveils details of £7.6m for young people’s mental health services
- Transport Minister outlines Metro Phase Two plans
- Draft revised guidance on disciplinary and dismissal procedures for school staff
- Prevention of Pollution (Oil Storage) (Wales) Regulations
- Welsh Government action plan to further equality for transgender people
- Proposal for the registration of school learning support workers with the Education Workforce Council
- Draft non-statutory guidance for local authorities on elective home education
- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
Featured consultation »Draft non-statutory guidance for local authorities on elective home education
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Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) BillThe bill creates the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more sustainable and joined-up way.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
The 1st supplementary budget proposes a number of changes to the final budget for 2015-16, which was published in December 2014.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
- Evaluation of the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act
- Great Britain Day Visits Survey
- Great Britain Tourism Survey
- Local authority budgeted expenditure on schools
- Soft opt-out system of organ donation: Researching the views of Specialist Nurses and Clinical Leads
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
Municipal Waste management
Municipal waste is waste, recycling, and bulky items collected by local authorities from homes and businesses.
The overarching waste strategy Towards Zero Waste sets the the following targets for municipal waste collected by local authorities:
- a minimum of 70% of waste being reused, recycled or composted by 2024/25
- a maximum of 30% energy being created from waste by 2024/25
- a maximum of 5% of waste being landfilled by 2024/25
- Wales to achieve zero waste by 2050.
The recycling targets become law from April 2012 under the Waste (Wales) Measure 2010. The first statutory target is to reuse, recycle or compost 52% of municipal waste collected by local authorities in 2012-13. The next target is 58% in 2015/16.
The Landfill Allowances Scheme (Wales) Regulations 2004 (The LAS regulations) came into force in Wales on 1 October 2004, to reduce the amount of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) going to landfill sites.
Every 3 months Local Authorities enter their data onto WasteDataFlow (external link) to report on recycling, re-use, composting and disposal activities. We report provisional results for Local Authorities in Wales through the Quarterly release which is designed to give an early indication of trends.
Read the latest waste statistics.
More information on municipal waste management statistics in England is available on English municipal waste management statistics: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (external link).
More information on municipal waste management statistics in Northern Ireland is available on Northern Ireland's municipal waste management statistics: Northern Ireland Environment Agency (external link).
More information on municipal waste management statistics in Scotland is available on Scotland's municipal waste management statistics: Scotland Environment Protection Agency website (external link)