Departmental Waste

Transport written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what volume of waste his Department generated in each of the last three years; what percentage of this was (a) paper, (b) plastic, (c) glass, (d) metal, (e) electrical goods and batteries and (f) food waste; and what percentage of his Department's waste was (i) disposed of securely, (ii) disposed of in landfill and (iii) recycled.

Photo of Chris Mole Chris Mole Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The Department for Transport, including its agencies, has reported the following waste figures for the last three years as part of its Sustainability on the Government Estate (SOGE) return.

Total waste (Tonnes) Paper (Percentage of total waste) Plastics (Percentage of total) Glass (Percentage of total waste) Metal (Percentage of total waste) Electrical (Percentage of total waste) Food (Percentage of total waste)
2006-07 3,878 32.03 0.34 0.13 0.41 0.10 n/k
2007-08 3,711 33.63 0.51 0.57 0.49 0.24 n/k
2008-09 4,756 23.04 0.65 1.01 0.06 0.38 n/k
Percentage of total waste
Total waste (Tonnes) Secure disposal Landfill Recycled
2006-07 3,878 6.28 38.62 57.09
2007-08 3,711 3.00 37.31 56.28
2008-09 4,756 2.91 49.45 45.89

It should be noted that the secure disposal percentage figure is repeated within the recycled percentage.

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