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Waste Disposal

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much and what percentage of total municipal waste was recycled in each of the last three years. (234682)

The following table shows the amounts in tonnes and percentages of total municipal waste sent to be recycled or composted by English local authorities in the last three financial years

Municipal waste sent for recycling/composting

Thousand tonnes

Percentage

2005-06

7,799

27

2006-07

8,937

31

2007-08

9,703

34

Source:

WasteDataFlow