Official Statistics

Composition of local authority waste

Biennial update on the composition of local authority waste for England.

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Composition of Local Authority Collected Waste

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Composition of Local Authority Collected Waste, England 2006/7

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This publication covers the composition of local authority waste. With a higher proportion of UK municipal waste now being segregated for recycling and composting, it is also necessary to consider how data derived from compositional studies for residual waste and waste diverted into recycling/composting, might be combined with operational statistics and used to estimate municipal waste composition at a national level.

The EU Landfill Directive requires biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) sent to landfill in England to be reduced to 75 per cent of the 1995 figure by 2010, 50 per cent by 2013 and 35 per cent 2020.

At present there is no schedule to update this page.

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Published 31 March 2009