HC Deb 15 July 1999 vol 335 c297W
Mr. Woodward

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what proportion of household waste from Greater London is(a) recycled, (b) incinerated and (c) taken to landfill sites. [91499]

Mr. Meale

The table gives the proportion of municipal waste collected in Greater London in 1997–98, which was recycled, incinerated or sent to landfill.

Municipal waste recycled 5.5
Municipal waste incinerated 18.7
Municipal waste taken to landfill sites 75.8


DETR/WO Municipal Waste Survey

Eighty-two per cent. of municipal waste collected in London in 1997–98 was household waste, and 5.7 per cent. of this was recycled. Separate figures for the proportions of household waste sent to incineration or landfill are not available.