§ Mr. Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what percentage of public waste is currently processed through(a) recycling, (b) landfill and (c) incineration. 
§ Mr. Meale
The table gives the percentage of municipal waste, collected by local authorities in England and Wales in 1996–97, which was treated or disposed of by different methods.
Treatment and disposal of municipal waste, England and Wales, 1996–97 Percentage Recycling 7 Landfill 84 Incineration without energy recovery 3 Incineration with energy recovery 6
DETR/WO Municipal Waste Survey, 1996–97