77 million tonnes of waste were handled through permitted transfer and treatment facilities in England and Wales in 2007. Transfer throughputs increased by five per cent compared to 2006. Inputs to treatment facilities stayed the same overall. There was an increase in waste going to composting sites of 35 per cent on 2006.
- Waste inputs to transfer stations were around 49 million tonnes, with a nine per cent increase in the throughput of hazardous waste transfer facilities. Wastes from transfer stations go onto other facilities, usually for final disposal or recovery.
- Although overall the inputs to treatment facilities stayed around the same (28 million tonnes), the liquid waste inputs into the large treatment facility in Teesside decreased by 12 per cent (815,000 tonnes).
- There was a general increase in composting activity across all 10 regions, up over 800,000 tonnes on 2006.
- Inputs to material recovery facilities (MRFs) increased by seven per cent in 2007, following the trend of increase since 2001.
- Metal recycling sites totalled inputs of nearly 11 million tonnes in 2007, a similar figure to that of 2006.
Do you need to find out more?
Please click on the links above to open downloadable data tables showing transfer and treatment inputs at permitted facilities in 2007 and trends for England and Wales. The accompanying graphs and charts provide more information.
You can access more detailed data and tables for each region from the Regional Data pages.