Local authority collected waste being sent to landfill has decreased by 8.8 per cent between the financial years 2009/10 and 2010/11 to 11.4 million tonnes.
2010-11 Final Annual Estimates
Final estimates of local authority collected waste generation and management for England and the regions in 2010-11 were published on 3rd November 2011 Statistical Release 2010-11.
These statistics are based on data submitted by all local authorities in England to WasteDataFlow on the waste they collect and manage, and replace the provisional estimates published for the first three quarters of 2010-11 in February, May and August 2011. Quarterly figures can be found here .
- Household recycling has increased The proportion of household waste sent for recycling, composting or reuse between April 2010 to March 2011 in England was 41.5 per cent, increasing from 39.7 per cent in the year April 2009 and March 2010.
- Household waste production has decreased The generation of household waste continued to decrease between the financial years 2009/10 and 2010/11, with a 0.9 per cent reduction to 23.5 million tonnes.
- Waste generation per person has decreased The weight of household waste generated in the year April 2010 to March 2011 in England, in kilograms per person, was 449 kg per person. Of this total, 186 kg was recycled, composted or reused whilst 263 kg was not.
- Local authority collected waste sent to landfill has declined The tonnage of local authority collected waste being sent to landfill by local authorities has decreased by 8.8 per cent between the financial years 2009/10 and 2010/11 to 11.4 million tonnes.
Ongoing reporting issues mean that we have been unable to produce the usual detailed local authority level data. Complete local authority level reports can be produced from the Wastedataflow website. Limited local authority level data for 2010-11 is available here.
Due to minor calculation errors in the original data a revised statistics release for 2010/11 was published on 3rd May 2012. Most of the data is unchanged. The household recycling rate has changed from 41.2% to 41.5%. The total weight of household waste generated per person is unchanged, but the weight per person of recycling has changed from 185kg to 186kg while the weight per person of waste not recycled has changed from 264kg to 263kg.