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Landfill

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much waste was sent to landfill outside the region of origin in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by region of reception. (197397)

The following tables provide data on inter-regional movements of waste for disposal to landfill in 2006, which is the most current data set available. The data relate to all types of waste deposited in landfill, including inert, hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.

Environment Agency data come from site input returns provided by landfill operators. Providing information on the origin of waste is not mandatory. This is reflected in the ‘not codeable’ column, which shows the quantity of waste that does not have an identified origin.

The data only report on inputs from Scotland, Northern Ireland and ‘Outside UK’ since the Environment Agency does not have comparable information on deposits in those areas.

Inter-regional movements of waste for landfill disposal in 2006

Origin of waste (from site input returns)

Deposit region

North East

North West

Yorkshire and Humber

East Midlands

West Midlands

East of England

London

South East

North East

*3,796,851

38,455

365,653

16,632

7,346

59,985

3,472

11,237

North West

129

*5,925,901

466

12,228

85,647

68

Yorkshire and Humber

28,834

508,257

*4,471,149

625,346

172

36

5

87

East Midlands

268

34,273

205,857

*4,516,410

28,726

196,988

118,775

25,671

West Midlands

3,550

179,493

*3,044,608

1,801

2,037

East of England

179

536

2,868

188,699

13,150

*7,020,162

2,858,121

655,428

London

29

25

14

5

543

275,983

*1,419,923

259,294

South East

50

54

22,828

201

153,720

2,257,928

*7,236,433

South West

8

10

1

66,811

23

1,412

137,592

Wales

111,192

13

16,038

7

3

Total

3,826,290

6,622,246

5,046,085

5,561,643

3,263,244

7,706,897

6,661,444

8,327,851

Total exports

29,439

696,344

574,937

1,045,233

218,635

686,734

5,241,521

1,091,418

Percentage home deposits

99

89

89

81

93

91

21

87

Origin of waste (from site input returns)

Deposit region

South West

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Outside UK

Not codeable

Total

Percentage un-coded

North East

8,709

5,064

16,461

5,086

149,210

361,406

4,845,567

7

North West

25,432

14

29

3,458,760

9,508,675

36

Yorkshire and Humber

48

56

10

227

1,157,114

6,791,339

17

East Midlands

853

899

70

49

159

1,846,937

6,975,935

26

West Midlands

3,098

6,753

2,533,322

5,774,663

44

East of England

1,524

278

227

75

456,212

11,197,459

4

London

17

21,384

1,977,218

1

South East

363,141

1,944,754

11,979,108

16

South West

*5,447,675

109,469

123,987

5,886,990

2

Wales

5,826

*3,886,036

4,019,116

0

Total

5,830,892

4,033,986

16,781

5,164

149,671

11,903,876

68,956,070

17

Total exports

383,217

147,950

Percentage home deposits

93

96

Notes:

Movements from one region to another can be read from the grid. Inputs to sites in North East from other regions are located along the top row, and exports from North East to other regions are shown in the left hand column.

Waste that is produced and deposited in the same region (‘home deposits’) are indicated by ‘*’.

Source:

Environment Agency Operator Site Returns