Landfill: Medway

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th September 2018.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the proportion of waste from Medway which ended up in landfill in each of the last five years.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The table below shows the proportion of waste from Medway Borough Council which was sent to landfill in each of the last five years.

Year

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Proportion of waste sent to landfill

16.2%

16.5%

13.8%

11.3%

10.5%

The statistics are published annually by Defra and are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/local-authority-collected-waste-management-annual-results.

They will be updated with figures for 2017/18 before the end of the year.

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