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Wales waste data information 2012

The ‘Wales Waste Data 2012’ is a summary of the types and quantities of waste handled by permitted waste management facilities in Wales during 2012


This information will be useful for local authorities, regional planning bodies and businesses involved in planning for future waste facilities.

This document is one of a series of annual reports summarising our waste data.
You can find detailed data tables for Wales on this page.

During 2012, facilities in Wales managed a total of 7.95 million tonnes of waste. At the end of 2012 there were:

  • 34.5 million Cubic metres of available landfill capacity with 80% of this available at commercial non-hazardous sites
  • Approx. 10 years of landfill life left at sites for non-hazardous wastes in Wales, at 2012 input rates

During 2012, over 274,000 tonnes of hazardous waste was produced in Wales, generated from over 9,000 businesses and industry, with over 324,000 tonnes deposited in Wales.

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