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Landfill

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 26th February 2020.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Labour Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much waste was land-filled in the UK in each of the last five years.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The total tonnage of waste sent for landfill in the UK is available for alternate years only. The most recent data available is for 2016 and goes back to 2010:

Thousand tonnes

Year

Total waste sent for landfill (UK)

2010

50,707

2012

48,567

2014

48,178

2016

52,271

Full datasets are available on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env23-uk-waste-data-and-management. The next update, with 2018 figures, will be published in March 2020.

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