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Northern Ireland local authority collected municipal waste management statistics released 

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Provisional Northern Ireland local authority collected municipal waste management statistics for July to September 2023 have been published today by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

This statistical report is updated quarterly and contains provisional information on key measurements of local authority collected (LAC) municipal waste for councils and waste management groups in Northern Ireland.  It is available at: https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/northern-ireland-local-authority-collected-municipal-waste-management-statistics

The key points are:

  • Northern Ireland’s councils collected 264,804 tonnes of waste during July to September 2023, higher than the 249,575 tonnes collected during July to September 2022.
  • During July to September 2023, 53.2% of waste collected by councils was sent for recycling, higher than the 51.5% recorded during July to September 2022.
  • The landfill rate for waste collected by councils was 16.8 % in July to September 2023, a fall from both 71.8% in July to September 2006 and 22.8*% during July to September 2022.
  • Over one quarter (28.8%) of waste arisings were sent for energy recovery in July to September 2023 which was higher than the 24.1% reported in July to September 2022. In the longer term, energy recovery rates have increased from 0.1% recorded during July to September 2009.
  • Household waste accounted for 87.8% of all Local Authority collected (LAC) waste during this period.
  • The recycling rate for household waste was 54.1% in July to September 2023, 1.2 percentage points higher than the rate recorded in July to September 2022. The landfill rate for household waste was 16.4% which was lower than the rate of 21.8% recorded in July to September 2022.

Further Information

The statistical report containing more detail can be accessed via the DAERA website: https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/northern-ireland-local-authority-collected-municipal-waste-management-statistics.

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