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Departmental Waste Disposal

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much waste produced by her Department was sent to landfill in each year since 1997. (206056)

Communities and Local Government produced the following amounts of general waste (in tonnes):

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Communities and Local Government

253

310

204

203

197

Executive Agencies

1

1

1400

644

633

1 Date not available in these years. Note:These data do not include information from the regional Government Office network.

The Department is currently compiling its waste data for 2007-08, and does not hold data prior to 2002-03.

It should be noted that the Department sends its general waste to an incineration plant which generates energy from waste, rather than disposing in landfill.