Waste

Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Reference
2018020927000085
Category
Request Date
Friday, February 9, 2018
Response Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Question

How much of the council’s waste, and what percentage of the total amount, is sent to a) landfill, b) incineration or c) recycled, d) reused in each of the last three years. - Note, for the information above, please also detail how far the waste has to travel to reach the landfill, incinerator, or recycling plant.

How much of the council’s waste, and what percentage of the total amount, is exported to a) Europe, b) the rest of the UK, c) China and Asia, d) rest of the world.

 

Answer

2015 Landfill = 13269.26T, Incineration = 0T, Recycled = 5423.24, Reused = 0T
2016 Landfill = 13711.96T, Incineration = 0T, Recycled = 4487.76T, Reused = 23.78T            
2017 Landfill = Data yet to be confirmed, can be provided once Waste Data Flow submission for 2017 has been completed.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar own our own Landfill Site located 3 miles from Stornoway town centre.  We also own and operate an AD plant and MRF facility located 4 miles from Stornoway town centre.

The Comhairle do not export any of our waste out with the UK.