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Statement by the Welsh Government - Article 50 Supreme Court Judgment
"We welcome the Supreme Court Judgment today which means that the UK Government must seek parliamentary approval in the form of a Bill before it can trigger Article 50 to leave the European Union."
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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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 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website (external link).
More information on municipal waste management statistics in Northern Ireland is available on the Northern Ireland Environment Agency website (external link).
More information on municipal waste management statistics in Scotland is available on the Scotland Environment Protection Agency website (external link)