Official Statistics

UK statistics on waste

Figures compiled on the total waste generated for the whole of the UK.



This release contains statistics on waste produced at a UK level. The topics covered in this publication are:

  • Waste from households - UK and country level data (2010-14)
  • Biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) sent to landfill - UK and country level data (2010-13)
  • Recovery rate from non-hazardous construction & demolition waste – UK and England (2010-12)
  • Waste arising from the commercial and industrial sector - UK and England (2012)
  • Total Waste Generation and Final Treatment of Total Waste – UK and England (2010, 2012)
  • Number and capacity of final treatment facilities - UK and England (2010, 2012)
  • Packaging waste – UK (2012-13)

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.

For further information please contact:
Defra Helpline: 03459 33 55 77 (Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm)