Composition of collected waste in England in 2010/ 2011

This statistic shows the composition of waste arisings collected by local authorities in England in 2010 and 2011, by type. The largest share of waste was food waste, with 16.8 percent of the total, textiles made up 2.5 percent.

Composition of local authority collected waste in England in 2010/ 2011, by type

Share of composition in percentage
Food waste16.8%
Garden waste16.5%
Other waste14.9%
Paper14%
Glass6.8%
Dense Plastic6.6%
Card packaging5.2%
Wood3.8%
Plastic films3.8%
Metals3.7%
Textiles2.9%
Other organic2.5%
WEEE*2.3%
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Source

Release date

January 2015

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2010 to 2011

Supplementary notes

* Waste electrical and electronic equipment

According to the source, other waste includes furniture, mattresses, soil, miscellaneous combustible, miscellaneous non-combustible, sanitary, hazardous and other unspecified waste.

This covers both household and non-household waste.

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