Data from the three most recent annual Municipal Waste Management Surveys shows that the recycling and composting rates for household waste in England have been:
Preliminary indications from the Best Value Performance Indicator returns for 2002–03 suggest a composting and recycling rate for England of 14.9 per cent., however this figure has still to be audited.
The most recent figures for commercial waste and industrial waste in England are found in the Strategic Waste Management Assessment 2000, published by the Environment Agency, covering 1998–99. The survey collected data from a sample of 20,000 businesses across England and Wales.
Commercial waste—22.5 per cent.
Industrial waste—34 per cent.