Statistical data set

ENV23 - UK statistics on waste

Update on the generation and management of UK waste, including the contributions made by various sectors.

This data set covers the waste generation and management figures for the whole of the UK. These statistics are compiled to comply with EC Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC) and EC Waste Statistics Regulation (2150/2002/EC) reporting requirements.

If you require the data in another format please contact: enviro.statistics@defra.gov.uk.

UK statistics on waste data - 2022

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UK statistics on waste data - 2022 (Excel)

Table 1: Waste from Households, UK and country split, 2015–2020

Figure 1: Recycling rate from Waste from Households, UK and country split, 2010–2020

Figure 2: Biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) to landfill UK and country split, 2010–2020

Table 2: BMW to landfill, UK and country split, 2010–2020

Table 3: Municipal waste to landfill, by main waste types, UK and country split, 2020

Table 4: Packaging waste and recycling / recovery, split by material, UK 2019

Table 5: Packaging waste and recycling / recovery, split by material, UK 2020

Table 6: Packaging waste and recycling / recovery, split by material, UK 2021 (Provisional)

Table 7: Recovery rate from non-hazardous construction and demolition waste, UK, 2010–2018

Table 8: Recovery rate from non-hazardous construction and demolition waste, England, 2010–2020

Table 9: Total waste generated by the commercial and industrial sectors, UK, 2010–2018

Table 10: Total waste generated by the commercial and industrial sectors, England, 2010–2020

Figure 3: Waste generation split by source, UK, 2018

Table 11: Waste generation split by responsible economic activity, UK, 2016-18

Table 12: Waste generation split by responsible economic activity, England, 2016-18

Figure 4: Waste generation by waste material, UK, 2018

Table 13: All waste at final treatment, split by method, UK, 2016-18

Table 14: All waste at final treatment, split by method, England, 2016-18

Table 15: Material breakdown for each final treatment method, UK, 2018 - proportion of tonnages

Table 16: Number and capacity of permitted final treatment facilities, UK, 2016–18

Table 17: Number and capacity of permitted final treatment facilities, England, 2016–18

The files for this dataset can be found in CSV format on Data.Gov.UK (DGUK).

Published 25 September 2014
Last updated 12 July 2022 + show all updates
  1. Format of data for Table 1 amended.

  2. 2022 update.

  3. Annual update to dataset.

  4. Annual update.

  5. Minor revisions to figures.

  6. Minor revisions made to improve aesthetic layout of spreadsheets within the datasets.

  7. Annual update.

  8. Datasets October revision.

  9. Annual update.

  10. Minor amendments to the data.

  11. Previous statistical dataset already on web page deleted as per instructions of responsible statistician.

  12. Uk waste data updated

  13. To publish 2014 biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) to landfill figures.

  14. New data on UK statistics on waste published.

  15. Data updated to accommodate revise publication in March 2015.

  16. new datasets 2010-2012

  17. First published.