Local Authority Collected Waste Statistics

25th September 2018
Scotland’s Waste & Recycling Figures Now Include Carbon Impact

Scotland’s Waste & Recycling Figures Now Include Carbon Impact

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published official statistics today which provide detail of household waste collected across all local authorities during 2017, and for the first time as an official statistic, the carbon impact metric.  This is a … Continue reading

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30th July 2018
Northern Ireland’s Recycling Rate Continues To Rise

Northern Ireland’s Recycling Rate Continues To Rise

Provisional Northern Ireland local authority collected municipal waste management statistics for January to March have been published, showing the country’s recycling rate has increased from 39.7% to 43.6% for this period. Northern Ireland’s councils collected 222,481 tonnes of local authority … Continue reading

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29th May 2018
Scottish Recycling “Rockets” Past 60% Milestone

Scottish Recycling “Rockets” Past 60% Milestone

Scottish recycling, composting and re-use of waste from all sources (not just councils) has “rocketed” past the 60% milestone for the first time according to official figures published today (29 May) by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). In 2016, … Continue reading

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30th April 2018
Northern Ireland Recycling Rate Jumps 5% To 47

Northern Ireland Recycling Rate Jumps 5% To 47.1%

Northern Ireland’s provisional quarterly figures show the country’s recycling rate has jumped from 42.1% to 47.1% for the same quarter compared to the previous year. The household waste preparing for reuse, dry recycling and composting rate was 47.1% between October … Continue reading

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27th February 2018
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£7.5m Funding Boost For Welsh Council Recycling Services

Just days after Wales was, once again, confirmed as the UK’s best recycling nation, Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn has underlined the Welsh Government’s ambition to become a “zero waste” nation by approving over £7.5m to help local authorities continue … Continue reading

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22nd February 2018
Overall UK Recycling Rate Rises 0.6% To Reach 45

Overall UK Recycling Rate Rises 0.6% To Reach 45.2%

The UK recycling rate for waste from households (WfH), including incinerator bottom ash metal, was 45.2% in 2016, increasing from 44.6% in 2015, according to new figures published by Defra today (22 February). The recycling rate for WfH increased in … Continue reading

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5th February 2018
New Figures Show Northern Ireland’s Recycling Continues To Rise

New Figures Show Northern Ireland’s Recycling Continues To Rise

Provisional Northern Ireland local authority collected municipal waste management statistics for July to September 2017 have been published, revealing the country’s recycling rate is 51.5%, an increase on the 48.4% recorded during the same three months of 2016. The Department … Continue reading

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11th December 2017
Countries Reporting Highest Recycling Rates Challenged By New Research

Countries Reporting Highest Recycling Rates Challenged By New Research

A new report published by environmental consultancy Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd with the support of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) reveals that the world’s leading recycling nations may be “overstating” the level of real recycling they are achieving.  Recycling – Who … Continue reading

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