LATEST estimates of local authority collected waste generation and management for England and the regions reveal that the tonnage being sent to landfill by councils decreased by 11% to 10.1 million tonnes between the financial year 2010/11 and the rolling year January to December 2011.
The figures are based on data submitted by all local authorities in England to WasteDataFlow on the waste they collect and manage. Final estimates will be published in November.
Data reflect an increase in household recycling and a reduction in household waste production. The proportion of household waste sent for recycling, composting or reuse from January to December 2011 in England was 42.9% while the generation of household waste continued to decrease with a 0.9% reduction to 23.2 million tonnes.