Some waste is imported into the UK from the European Union (EU) for use in energy recovery; or in exceptional circumstances for disposal, such as when the UK can offer an environmentally sound solution for specialist waste not available in the country of dispatch.
The total volume of waste imported into the UK from the EU for recovery or disposal by incineration in the past five years, for which there is currently complete data, is presented in the table below. Defra does not hold information on a daily basis.
Imports for disposal by incineration on land (D10) from EU Member States (Tonnes)
Total Imports for R1 and D10 from EU Member States (Tonnes)
 Defra does not have complete data on waste imports for 2020 as the Basel Convention National Report is collated at the end of each year for the previous calendar year.