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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)
[Collapse]Wales62.8
Wales[Collapse]North Wales65.9
North WalesIsle of Anglesey69.9
Gwynedd62.3
Conwy64.9
Denbighshire64.3
Flintshire68.7
Wrexham65.7
[Collapse]Mid & South West Wales61.2
Mid & South West WalesPowys61.4
Ceredigion60.3
Pembrokeshire62.0
Carmarthenshire58.9
Swansea62.9
Neath Port Talbot60.8
[Collapse]South East Wales62.2
South East WalesBridgend69.4
Vale of Glamorgan67.1
Cardiff59.2
Rhondda Cynon Taf61.0
Merthyr Tydfil61.6
Caerphilly65.1
Blaenau Gwent59.3
Torfaen60.5
Monmouthshire63.4
Newport58.9
[Collapse]RuralRural63.0
[Collapse]UrbanUrban62.5
[Collapse]ValleyValley62.8

Metadata

Title
Local Authority Municipal Waste Management, 2012-13 onwards

Last update
Last update: October 2019 Last update: October 2019

Next update
October 2020 (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