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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Annual waste collected for reuse/recycling/composting (tonnes) by material and source
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[Collapse]Total Municipal Waste Collected/GeneratedClick here to sortTotal Municipal Waste Collected/Generated
[Collapse]Municipal Waste Reused/RecycledClick here to sortMunicipal Waste Reused/Recycled[Collapse]Municipal Waste CompostedClick here to sortMunicipal Waste Composted[Expand]Click here to sortResidual Household Waste[Expand]Click here to sortResidual Non-Household Waste
[Expand]Click here to sortHousehold Waste Reused/RecycledRubble and plasterboard are counted as non-household waste in recycling totals, even if they were collected from household sources.[Expand]Click here to sortNon-Household Waste Reused/RecycledRubble and plasterboard are counted as non-household waste in recycling totals, even if they were collected from household sources.[Expand]Click here to sortHousehold Waste Composted[Expand]Click here to sortNon-Household Waste Composted
All materials940,546282,7931,223,339567,76124,585592,3451,110,370128,4683,054,523
Green glass86086000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Brown glass53053000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Clear glass7850785000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Mixed glass109,1397,270116,410000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Paper39,8576,04445,901000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Card69,5598,75878,317000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Books7110711000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Mixed paper and card28,79977229,571000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Steel cans4,978665,044000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Aluminium cans2,881452,926000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Mixed cans7,4782707,748000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Mixed Plastics33,62517233,797000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Textiles and footwear12,1839412,276000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Co-mingled materials321,42531,473352,898000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Other compostable waste0006881,4312,119.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Wood128,5472,321130,868000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Furniture10,1343,36713,501000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
RubbleRubble is counted as non-household waste in recycling totals, even if collected from household sources.0202,747202,747000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Other Scrap metal36,8391,20338,041000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Aluminium foil14014000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Automotive batteries7082710000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Post consumer, non automotive batteries1604164000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Vegetable Oil1380138000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Mineral Oil6340634000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Paint2,53502,535000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Other materials2,2581,0973,355000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Mixed Plastic Bottles14,5166414,580000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)57999678000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)1,1865321,718000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)1,24521,247000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)47047000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Polypropylene (PP)01414000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Polystyrene (PS)1000100000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Other plastics (mixed or unspecified)5,741845,824000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Green garden waste only000310,01511,831321,846.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Waste food only000251,40211,322262,725.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Mixed garden and food waste0005,65505,655.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Wood for composting000000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Chipboard and mdf000000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Composite wood materials12,0007212,072000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
WEEE - Large Domestic Appliances7,36307,363000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
WEEE - Small Domestic Appliances18,46219418,656000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
WEEE - Cathode Ray Tubes4,427154,442000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
WEEE - Flourescent tubes and other light bulbs7739116000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
WEEE - Fridges and Freezers9,93913510,075000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Car tyres3951396000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Van tyres000000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Large vehicle tyres101000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Mixed tyres1,124261,150000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Soil9,7154,12413,839000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
PlasterboardPlasterboard is counted as non-household waste, even if collected from household sources. Because of this, plasterboard collected for recycling from household sources is counted in the non-household recycling total.011,64811,648000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Aerosols43043000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Bric-a-brac1,41801,418000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Composite food and beverage cartons1460146000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Fire extinguishers808000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Gas bottles5843586000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Ink and toner cartridges102000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Mattresses5,45005,450000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Video tapes, DVDs and CDs4590459000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Yellow Pages000000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Bicycles101000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Textiles only1,76101,761000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Footwear only808000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Carpets17,4631617,479000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP)12,7612012,781000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable

Metadata

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

Annual

Data reference periods

2012-13 onwards

Title

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

Last update

November 2020 November 2020

Next update

October 2021 (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

Keywords

Local Authority Municipal Waste