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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Annual reuse/recycling/composting rates by local authority

Amount sent to be reused/recycled/composted as a percentage of total waste generated

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Click here to sortPercentage of Waste Reused/Recycled/Composted (Statutory Target)Total waste reused/recycled/composted (as defined by the Statutory Local Authority Recovery Target, LART), as a percentage of total municipal waste collected/generated
[Collapse]Wales193.3
Wales[Collapse]North Wales65.9
North WalesIsle of Anglesey203.6
Gwynedd192.5
Conwy204.4
Denbighshire193.9
Flintshire198.3
Wrexham202.2
[Collapse]Mid & South West Wales61.2
Mid & South West WalesPowys190.6
Ceredigion202.1
Pembrokeshire206.8
Carmarthenshire189.9
Swansea192.3
Neath Port Talbot190.1
[Collapse]South East Wales62.2
South East WalesBridgend206.1
Vale of Glamorgan208.0
Cardiff173.1
Rhondda Cynon Taf192.5
Merthyr Tydfil193.5
Caerphilly189.5
Blaenau Gwent188.9
Torfaen186.9
Monmouthshire197.3
Newport192.5
[Collapse]RuralRural authorities: Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Monmouthshire, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Vale of GlamorganRuralRural authorities: Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Monmouthshire, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Vale of Glamorgan198.3
[Collapse]UrbanUrban authorities: Cardiff, Flintshire, Newport, Swansea, WrexhamUrbanUrban authorities: Cardiff, Flintshire, Newport, Swansea, Wrexham188.8
[Collapse]ValleyValleys authorities: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taff, TorfaenValleyValleys authorities: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Torfaen192.6

Metadata

Title

Local Authority Municipal Waste Management, 2012-13 onwards

Last update

Last update: November 2021 Last update: November 2021

Next update

October 2022 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

WasteDataFlow, Natural Resources Wales

Contact email

stats.environment@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

Data on municipal waste was collected using an online reporting system for waste data called 'WasteDataFlow'. In Wales, this is managed by Natural Resources Wales.

There is an apparent discrepancy between the total waste figures given for the 'Waste managed (tonnes)' table and other tables. This is because there is a slight mismatch between the amount collected and the amount treated. This can be a matter of timing if, for example, authorities stockpile waste for later treatment. There may also be some inconsistencies in the measurement since the waste is weighed when collected and again when it is sent for treatment.


Data collection and calculation

Natural Resources Wales validate all local authority returns and require that the difference between the amount collected and the amount sent for treatment must not differ by more than 10 per cent in any quarter.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

2012-13 onwards

Keywords

Local Authority Municipal Waste