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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Annual waste generated (tonnes) by source
Area Code[Filter]
[Collapse]Management 1
[Collapse]Management 2
Management 3
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[Collapse]Total Municipal Waste Collected/Generated1,553,5121,557,2291,543,3571,592,1781,589,7951,549,6351,542,422
Total Municipal Waste Collected/Generated[Collapse]Municipal Waste Reused/Recycled517,447544,330563,342602,675617,608611,442620,483
Municipal Waste Reused/Recycled[Expand]Household Waste Reused/Recycled419,894431,205446,775473,164477,493473,108475,178
[Expand]Non-Household Waste Reused/Recycled97,553113,125116,568129,510140,115138,334145,306
[Collapse]Municipal Waste Composted282,378289,988290,114289,554296,352292,662291,236
Municipal Waste Composted[Expand]Household Waste Composted264,264276,510276,495277,124284,507281,277280,044
[Expand]Non-Household Waste Composted18,11313,47713,61912,43011,84511,38511,192
[Collapse]Residual Household Waste666,748641,548600,810615,970602,968575,175565,327
Residual Household Waste[Expand]Regular Kerbside498,656452,117433,076448,334427,189412,959403,888
[Expand]Bulky Collections6,7916,3555,2574,8018,2556,8846,480
[Expand]Civic Amenity Sites96,43798,62096,92398,87994,97288,04084,354
[Expand]Street Cleaning50,52845,23244,16746,41951,61948,83348,017
[Collapse]Residual Non-Household Waste86,93981,36489,09083,97972,86770,35565,376
Residual Non-Household Waste[Expand]Civic Amenity Sites3,2441,5992,6403,8063,0942,7582,121
[Expand]Commercial and Industrial70,26967,80368,86065,00562,89160,58454,552
[Expand]Construction and Demolition1,5372372406,9590060


Local Authority Municipal Waste Management Materials data, 2012-13 onwards

Last update
October 2019 October 2019

Next update
October 2020 (provisional)

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
WasteDataFlow, Natural Resources Wales

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage

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

General description
Household waste includes regular household collections, civic amenity site waste, waste collected for recycling/composting and waste from special collections, such as collections of bulky household waste. Where local authorities collect non-household waste (i.e. from a business, school etc.) in the same collection round as household waste, it may not be possible for them to provide an accurate split between the household and non-household waste collected. Non-household waste prepared for reuse/recycled/composted includes local authority collected materials from commercial sources. This includes waste collected by private and voluntary organisations. Local authority municipal waste includes waste collected from household and non-household sources, but excludes abandoned vehicles.

Data collection and calculation
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. From 2009-10, an expanded breakdown of materials by type was collected by WDF and this is shown here. There may be some discrepancies in the tables, where the components do not sum up to the totals. These discrepancies are due to rounding.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
2012-13 onwards

Local Authority Municipal Waste