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Recycling

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to introduce quotas on the minimum amount of recycled material to be used in (a) motor vehicle manufacture and (b) manufactured goods; and if he will make a statement. (295590)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of waste was (a) recycled and (b) composted in 2007-08 in each local authority area. (295798)

I have asked for the list of local authorities ranked by waste recycled and composted in 2007-08 to be placed in the Library of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which local authorities recycled or composted a smaller proportion of their total waste in 2007-08 than in 2006-07. (295847)

The following table shows the English local authorities that composted a smaller proportion of their total household waste in 2007-08 than in 2006-07.

Household composting rate (percentage)

Authority

2006-07

2007-08

Difference between 2006-07 and 2007-08

Easington District Council

20.85

4.24

-16.61

Durham City Council

11.32

2.81

-8.51

Sedgefield Borough Council

9.67

1.34

-8.33

Derwentside District Council

9.03

1.44

-7.59

Chester-Le-Street District Council

7.58

0.00

-7.58

Durham County Council

12.23

5.89

-6.34

Hertsmere Borough Council

17.40

12.15

-5.26

Wear Valley District Council

8.26

3.16

-5.10

West Devon Borough Council

18.98

13.93

-5.05

Richmondshire District Council

14.75

11.79

-2.96

Surrey Heath Borough Council

9.65

7.19

-2.47

Camden LB

5.67

3.23

-2.44

Hambleton District Council

29.23

27.15

-2.09

Bridgnorth District Council

18.01

16.10

-1.91

Wandsworth LB

3.61

2.08

-1.53

West Wiltshire District Council

21.31

19.85

-1.47

South Shropshire District Council

31.36

29.92

-1.44

Brent LB

10.27

8.90

-1.38

Chelmsford Borough Council

17.41

16.05

-1.36

Spelthorne Borough Council

2.41

1.27

-1.14

Watford Borough Council

16.01

14.96

-1.04

Restormel Borough Council

0.95

0.00

-0.95

Hammersmith and Fulham LB

4.46

3.56

-0.91

North East Lincolnshire Council

14.37

13.55

-0.83

Colchester Borough Council

12.51

11.74

-0.77

Northampton Borough Council

16.81

16.16

-0.65

South Ribble Borough Council

21.98

21.36

-0.62

Daventry District Council

29.93

29.31

-0.62

Torbay Council

7.58

6.98

-0.59

Forest Heath District Council

23.96

23.38

-0.57

Bradford City MDC (MBC)

12.18

11.61

-0.57

Shepway District Council

13.37

12.81

-0.56

Lambeth LB

10.78

10.22

-0.56

Medway Borough Council

12.27

11.73

-0.54

Oxfordshire County Council

15.52

14.99

-0.53

Harlow District Council

1.69

1.18

-0.51

Wiltshire County Council

14.04

13.55

-0.49

Woking Borough Council

11.21

10.83

-0.38

Barking and Dagenham LB

5.93

5.58

-0.35

Vale Royal Borough Council

26.01

25.69

-0.32

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council

17.52

17.21

-0.30

Waltham Forest LB

10.28

10.05

-0.23

Kennet District Council

13.67

13.47

-0.20

West Berkshire District Council

6.23

6.05

-0.18

Bexley LB

17.79

17.62

-0.17

Kerrier District Council

7.79

7.62

-0.17

Southwark LB

4.18

4.02

-0.16

Wolverhampton MBC

15.18

15.02

-0.16

Maldon District Council

13.07

12.99

-0.08

Western Riverside Waste Authority

5.84

5.81

-0.02

Worcester City Council

0.06

0.05

-0.01

Source:

WasteDataFlow.

The following table shows the English local authorities that recycled a smaller proportion of their total household waste in 2007-08 than in 2006-07.

Household dry recycling rate (Percentage)

Authority

2006-07

2007-08

Difference between 2006-07 and 2007-08

North Kesteven District Council

34.21

29.15

-5.07

Western Riverside Waste Authority

82.39

80.91

-1.48

Gedling Borough Council

32.08

30.73

-1.35

Kettering Borough Council

22.30

21.00

-1.30

Erewash Borough Council

25.49

24.26

-1.23

Haringey LB

19.35

18.25

-1.11

Wiltshire County Council

24.24

23.13

-1.11

Milton Keynes Council

24.38

23.44

-0.94

Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council

24.62

23.68

-0.94

Alnwick District Council

28.86

27.99

-0.87

Chiltern District Council

32.44

31.91

-0.53

Broxtowe Borough Council

26.54

26.10

-0.44

East Cambridgeshire District Council

16.80

16.45

-0.35

Bradford City MDC (MBC)

12.52

12.17

-0.35

Barking and Dagenham LB

15.15

14.83

-0.33

Rushcliffe Borough Council

27.07

26.89

-0.17

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

98.20

98.05

-0.16

Enfield LB

18.22

18.08

-0.15

Wokingham Council

22.82

22.68

-0.13

Medway Borough Council

20.12

19.99

-0.13

Telford and Wrekin Council

19.82

19.76

-0.07

Ashfield District Council

27.62

27.59

-0.03

Cambridgeshire County Council

22.88

22.86

-0.02

Mansfield District Council

21.34

21.32

-0.02

Isle of Wight Council

14.89

14.88

-0.01

Source:

WasteDataFlow.