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Departmental Waste Disposal

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much waste his Department sent to landfill in each year since 1997. (198805)

[holding answer 3 April 2008]: DEFRA was created in 2001, and we are unable to provide data on waste sent to landfill from the date as requested. However, the figures for the last five years are as follows.

Waste sent to landfill (tonnes)

2006-07

1,560

2005-06

1,619

2004-05

1,890

2003-04

2,129

2002-03

1,180

Data are gathered from waste monitoring returns which are collated by each site, this data feeds into the Sustainable Development in Government (SDiG) reporting.