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Climate and Biodiversity Ambition: Shared Island as a Catalyst

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Responses to challenging visitor pressures and behaviours

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Brexit: A Year in Food, Farming & Agriculture

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What have hedgerows ever done for us? (And what we can do for them in return)

Thursday 9th December
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Monday 13th December
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NI LA Waste Management Report 25 November 2021

Northern Ireland local authority collected municipal waste management statistics released

 

The 2020/21 Northern Ireland local authority collected municipal waste management annual statistics report has been published today by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

This statistical report is updated annually and contains information on key measurements of local authority collected (LAC) municipal waste for councils and waste management groups in Northern Ireland. This is the first annual waste report to include data from a period when measures and advice were implemented in response to the Covid–19 pandemic.

The key points are:

  • Northern Ireland’s councils collected 1,031,169 tonnes of waste during 2020/21 which was 3.2 per cent higher than that collected in 2019/20. During 2020/21, 50.0 per cent of waste collected by councils was sent for recycling, 1.1 per cent lower than the recycling rate for 2019/20.
  • The landfill rate for waste collected by councils recorded a new annual low of 22.8 per cent in 2020/21, a fall from 74.0 per cent in 2006/07 and 24.0 per cent in 2019/20.
  • A quarter of waste arisings were sent for energy recovery in 2020/21, compared to 22.1 per cent in 2019/20, and 0.4 per cent 11 years ago.
  • Household waste accounted for 89.6 per cent of all waste collected during 2020/21. The recycling rate for household waste was 50.9 per cent while the landfill rate for household waste was 22.4 per cent. Fermanagh & Omagh generated the smallest amount of household waste per capita at 438 kg whilst Antrim & Newtownabbey recorded the largest at 543 kg per capita.
  • The household waste recycling rate of 50.9 per cent has once again met the Northern Ireland Waste Management Strategy target to recycle 50 per cent of household waste by 2020. This target was first met in 2018/19. The 2020/21 figure is a decrease of 1.0 percentage points compared to the previous year.
  • There were 126,404 tonnes of biodegradable waste sent to landfill during 2020/21, similar to the quantity reported in 2019/20.

Read the full article here.

Further Information View the statistical report.