Recycling: Calderdale

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 14th January 2010.

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Photo of Linda Riordan Linda Riordan Labour, Halifax

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much household waste Calderdale Council has recycled in the last five years; and whether the amount recycled in each of those years met his Department's targets.

Photo of Dan Norris Dan Norris Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The following table shows tonnages and percentages of household waste sent for recycling, composting and reuse by Calderdale council for the financial years of 2004-05 to 2008-09.

Data for years 2004-05 to 2007-08 are Best Value Performance Indicators 82a (dry recycling) and 82b (composting), while data for 2008-09 are in National Indicator 192, which includes dry recycling, composting and reuse.

Tonnage for 2004-05 could not be provided. WasteDataFlow was introduced that year and data provided by local authorities were unreliable and were not published. The recycling rate for that year is taken from the Audit Commission's website.

Recycling/composting/reuse (tonnes) Recycling rate (percentage) Target (percentage)
2004-05 - 17.05 (1)-
2005-06 17,717 20.35 18
2006-07 18,952 21.30 (1)-
2007-08 22,011 24.92 20
2008-09 21,279 25.84 (1)-
(1 )No target set

Source:

WasteDataFlow and the Audit Commission

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