HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 c472W
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. [68135]

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
Recycling 7
Landfill 84
Incineration without energy recovery 3
Incineration with energy recovery 6


DETR/WO Municipal Waste Survey, 1996–97