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Recycling

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he or his officials last met representatives of the recycling industry to discuss local authorities’ performance against recycling targets. (323702)

DEFRA Ministers and officials meet representatives of the recycling industries on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of waste issues.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much waste was recycled in each (a) district council, (b) borough council, (c) unitary authority and (d) other local authority area in the West Midlands in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement; (323877)

(2) how much waste was recycled in each (a) district council, (b) borough council, (c) unitary authority and (d) other local authority area in the East of England in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement;

(3) how much waste was recycled in each (a) district council, (b) borough council, (c) unitary authority and (d) other local authority area in Greater London in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement;

(4) how much waste was recycled in each (a) district council, (b) borough council, (c) unitary authority and (d) other local authority area in the South East in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement;

(5) how much waste was recycled in each (a) district council, (b) borough council, (c) unitary authority and (d) other local authority area in the South West in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement;

(6) how much waste was recycled in each (a) district council, (b) borough council, (c) unitary authority and (d) other local authority area in the East Midlands in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement;

(7) how much waste was recycled in each (a) district council, (b) borough council, (c) unitary authority and (d) other local authority area in Yorkshire and the Humber in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement;

(8) how much waste was recycled in each (a) district council, (b) borough council, (c) unitary authority and (d) other local authority area in the North West in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement;

(9) how much waste was recycled in each (a) district council, (b) borough council, (c) unitary authority and (d) other local authority area in the North East in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement;

A table showing tonnages of waste sent for recycling, composting or reuse for all local authorities in England in the first quarter of financial year 2009-10 has been placed in the Library. The most recent full financial year data, which would take account of any seasonal changes, are available in Table 1 of the 2008-09 results for all authorities published on the DEFRA website:

www.defra.gov.uk/evidence/statistics/environment/wastats/bulletin09.htm