HC Deb 03 May 1972 vol 836 cc138-9W
48. Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, what percentage of domestic and industrial waste in Scotland is in any way treated, reclaimed, or made into compost; and what percentage is buried without treatment.

Mr. Younger:

The domestic refuse from about one third of Scotland's population is incinerated, from about 6 per cent. pulverised, and from about 6 per cent. made into compost. Any residue from treated domestic refuse, and all untreated refuse, is disposed of by controlled tipping. Corresponding information is not available about industrial waste.