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Waste Management: Recycling

Volume 691: debated on Tuesday 24 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What the household recycling rates were for each region in England for each year since 1997. [HL3153]

The information requested is shown in the following table:

Household waste recycled or composted as a percentage of total collected

Region

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

North East

4.4

3.7

3.6

4.1

5.2

6.6

12.2

15.4

21.1

North West

5.4

6.0

6.9

7.5

9.2

11.3

14.2

19.2

23.8

Yorkshire and the Humber

5.1

6.0

6.8

7.3

8.9

11.2

14.5

18.6

21.8

East Midlands

7.2

8.6

10.5

13.1

13.7

15.1

19.3

26.3

31.8

West Midlands

6.3

6.9

8.8

9.1

10.2

13.0

15.7

19.9

25.1

East

10.5

11.9

14.1

15.2

17.4

19.4

23.4

29.8

34.1

London

7.0

7.6

9.0

9.0

9.3

10.9

13.3

17.6

20.7

South East

12.2

13.3

14.9

16.4

17.7

19.6

22.8

26.1

29.2

South West

12.3

13.6

13.7

14.9

16.6

18.6

21.4

26.6

31.4

England

8.2

9.0

10.3

11.2

12.5

14.5

17.8

22.5

26.7

Source: Defra Municipal Waste Statistics