Proportion of disposed waste from total collected waste, by disposal method, region and waste collection authority

This indicator contains some alternative data to those specified by the United Nations (UN). This indicator is the most suitable match currently available.

These data partially fulfill the requirements of this indicator as the best available data with a detailed breakdown at an individual local authority level and include data for both urban and rural areas. The data reported here focus on the way waste collected by local authorities in England is managed (e.g landfill vs recycling). However, they do not capture the total waste in each local authority area as most commercial waste is not managed by local government. This information is not currently available at an individual local authority area level. We are exploring possible options to achieve this.

This indicator was revised following indicator changes from the United Nations 2020 Comprehensive Review. The indicator from before these revisions has been archived.


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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

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