Dry recycling composition in England 2017

This statistic shows the composition of dry recycling from households in England for 2017, by type. It shows that paper and card is by far the most common type of dry recycling waste, with 38.1 percent of the total share. Textiles only make up 1.9 percent of the share.

Composition of dry recycling in England in 2017, by type

Share of composition in percentage
Paper and card38.1%
Other materials14.9%
WEEE* and other scrap metals10%
IBA metal3.1%
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Release date

December 2018


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Waste electrical and electronic equipment

According to the source, dry recycling includes furniture, wood, mattresses and other recycled materials.
The source states that in 2016, approximately 6 million tons of dry recycling came from households in England.

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