Food: Recycling

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 23rd June 2014.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much food waste was recycled by each district and metropolitan local authority in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013.

Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The number of local authorities in England carrying out separate food waste collections has increased from 69 in 2010-11 to 89 in 2012-13. In addition, 79 authorities collected and recycled a ‘combined mixed garden and food waste’ in 2012-13.

The following table shows the amount of separately collected food waste that was recycled by each authority, excluding the amount rejected at collection or rejected at the gate by processors. Between 2010-11 and 2012-13 the total amount of food waste that was separately collected and recycled increased by 86% from 134,000 to 249,000 tonnes.

Amount of food waste recycled
Tonnes
Authority 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Aylesbury Vale District Council 4,005
Bath and North East Somerset Council 2,389 4,296 3,902
Bexley LB 134 268
Braintree District Council 2,037 4,478
Brentwood Borough Council 540 1,162
Bristol City Council 461 10,176
Broadland District Council 824 797 797
Bromley LB 6,964 2,960 11,147
Calderdale MBC 5,844 5,349 5,041
Central Bedfordshire 2,165 3,974 3,817
Chelmsford Borough Council 4 1,588 3,812
Cheltenham Borough Council 3,129 2,641
Cheshire West and Chester 6,052
City of London 218 176 105
Corby Borough Council 693
Council of the Isles of Scilly 20 19 18
Croydon LB 210 6,034 10,503
Daventry District Council 320 1,131
Derbyshire Dales District Council 848
Dorset Waste Partnership 265 2,336
Dover District Council 2,092 3,806
Ealing LB 4,936 5,175 4,715
East Devon District Council 4,571 5,210 4,398
East Lindsey District Council 1,281
East Northamptonshire Council 2,067
Eastleigh Borough Council 2,425 2,248 2,147
Elmbridge Borough Council 4,004 3,535 3,420
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council 2,150 1,847 2,032
Forest of Dean District Council 2,000
Gloucester City Council 796 2,788 2,386
Guildford Borough Council 4,288 3,905 3,719
Hackney LB 1,459 1,517 1,781
Harborough District Council 1,448 1,313 681
Harlow District Council 3,671 3,439 3,199
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council 76
Hounslow LB 3,080 3,071 2,981
Isle of Wight Council 2,988
Islington LB 174 147 154
Knowsley MBC 800 887 669
Lambeth LB 625 682 320
Leeds City Council MBC 1,007 939 841
Leicestershire County Council 150 286 231
Luton Borough Council 505 428 401
Maidstone Borough Council 948 5,523 5,007
Maldon District Council 1,497
Manchester City Council MBC 658 215 5
Mendip District Council 2,886 3,087 2,937
Merton LB 2,274 3,142 3,933
Mole Valley District Council 1,614 2,049 2,014
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council 2,419 3,214 2,949
North Devon District Council 7,680 5,192
North Somerset Council 4,265 6,983 6,884
Northampton Borough Council 642 3,647
Norwich City Council 673 2,410 2,309
Nottingham City Council 1,064 807
Oldham MBC 805
Oxford City Council 1,328 1,470 1,970
Pendle Borough Council 363 191
Peterborough City Council 2,249
Preston City Council 461 579 533
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council 2,712
Richmond upon Thames LB 1,709 2,591 3,887
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames 5,213 4,938 4,566
Runnymede Borough Council 410 2,499 2,233
Salford City Council MBC 341
Sandwell MBC 2,765 6,553
Sedgemoor District Council 3,056 4,288 3,873
Sefton MBC 3,065 2,720 2,343
Shepway District Council 2,708 3,535
Shropshire 360
South Gloucestershire Council 1,947 5,426 5,034
South Hams District Council 59 105
South Oxfordshire District Council 1,871 5,378 5,033
South Ribble Borough Council 107 42
South Somerset District Council 6,026 5,781 5,236
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council 3,107 3,096 3,070
Spelthorne Borough Council 1,059 2,077
Suffolk Coastal District Council 23 76 11
Surrey Heath Borough Council 3,346 3,215 3,149
Sutton LB 145 134 121
Tandridge District Council 1,577
Taunton Deane Borough Council 4,040 3,674 3,489
Telford and Wrekin Council 100 111
Tendring District Council 2,320
Tewkesbury Borough Council 2,954 2,859 2,619
Torbay Council 993 3,392 3,321
Tower Hamlets LB 44
Uttlesford District Council 3,761 3,895 3,324
Vale of White Horse District Council 1,903 5,238 4,650
Waveney District Council 90 377 640
Waverley Borough Council 308 477 2,783
West Devon Borough Council 1,100 1,839 1,720
West London Waste Authority 741
West Oxfordshire District Council 1,414 3,713 3,402
West Somerset District Council 571 1,123
Westminster City Council 64 8
Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council 882
Woking Borough Council 2,975 3,093 2,971
Wolverhampton MBC 677 3,552 3,951
Wychavon District Council 1,087 897 817

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