UK statistics on waste
Figures compiled on the total waste generated for the whole of the UK.
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This release contains statistics on waste produced at a UK level. The topics covered in this publication are:
- Waste from Households – 2010-15. UK and country breakdown.
- BMW (Biodegradable Municipal Waste) to landfill – 2010-15. UK and country breakdown.
- WStatR (Waste Statistics Regulation) generation breakdown – 2012 & 2014. UK and England breakdown but not DAs.
- WStatR treatment breakdown – 2012 & 2014. UK and England breakdown but not DAs.
- WStatR infrastructure breakdown - 2014. UK and England breakdown but not DAs.
- C&I (Commercial and Industrial) waste generation – 2012 & 2014. UK and England breakdown but not DAs. Figures for 2010 were added to the series on 20/02/2017.
- C&D (Construction and Demolition) recovery – 2010-15. UK and England breakdown but not DAs.
- Packaging waste recycling and recovery – 2014. UK only.
UK figures are compiled to comply with reporting requirements against the EC Waste Framework Directive, EC Waste Statistics Regulation, EC Landfill Directive and EC Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.
Published: 25 September 2014
Updated: 20 February 2017
- Minor amendments to the data and text slightly revised.
- Previous statistical notice already on web page deleted as per instructions of responsible statistician.
- New UK statistics on waste published.
- To publish 2014 biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) to landfill figures.
- New UK waste figures published.
- This update is to add 2010-12 UK estimates that were intended for inclusion in the original release on 25 September 2014, but were withdrawn in order to allow further quality assurance.
- New publication released
- First published.
- Information on new release updated