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Waste Management: Landfill

Volume 691: debated on Thursday 26 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proportion of London's waste was sent to landfill sites in each of the past three years; and to which sites. [HL3152]

The information requested is not held by Defra or the Environment Agency (EA). However, the EA does hold some information on the tonnage of London waste sent to landfill, detailed in the following tables:

London waste to Landfill—tonnes

Landfill Site

2003

2004

2005

Appleford, Oxfordshire

273,142

485,732

523,477

Arlesley, Bedfordshire

177,814

172,558

173,839

Brogborough Extension, Bedford

-

2,050,246

2,245,817

Brogborough Landfill, Bedford

1,876,880

2,166,649

-

Brookhurstwood Warnharm, West Sussex

360,000

400,896

259,490

Calvert Pit 4 Bucks

834,594

841,775

843,259

Mucking Landfill, Thurrock

655,928

669,416

714,043

Pitsea, Essex

867,720

925,106

1,304,114

Rainham Landfill

792,266

1,673,675

1,510,191

Stewartby (L Field), Bedford

428,459

453,324

106,308

Total

6,266,803

9,839,377

7,680,538

London municipal waste sent to landfill (thousand tonnes)

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Landfill

3,207

3,244

3,163

3,021

2,856

2,692

(percentage)

72%

73%

71%

70%

65%

64%

Whilst the total amount of waste produced by London has remained fairly stable between 2000 and 2005, the proportion recycled has almost doubled.