All figures are tonnes unless otherwise specified

Recycling end use register

Our end use register for all our waste recycled from residents is available for download  Recycling end user register 2016-17 (for previous years see right hand side of page).  This shows you where all the material goes for recycling.

Record of waste recycled, reused, recovered or composted

Kerbside
Collections
2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Aluminium Foil 6 6 0 0 0
Cans (Aluminium) 104 90 15 136 98
Cans (Steel) 461 475 464 411 510
Car Batteries 10 6 5 9 4
Cardboard (included with
Garden waste up to Dec 09)
2416 2615 2607 2603 2974
Clothing & Footwear 113 120 79 88 122
Engine Oil 5 4 1 4 3
Fridges & Freezers 14 14 19 20 26
Food Waste 3902 3800 3811 3904 4282
Garden Waste & Cardboard
(excludes garden waste from Dec 09 onwards)
6457 6337 7081 6880 7317
Glass 4400 4455 4315 4459 4584
Household Batteries 10 3 5 8 4
Leaf litter from street
sweepings
0 0 0 0 0
Paper/Mixed paper 5158 4848 4336 4181 3922
Plastic Bottles 0 0 0 0 0
Plastic (mixed) 1251 1269 1021 1258 1443
Toner Cartridges 0 0 0 0 1
WEEE (SDA's) 6 39 46 41 28
Waste not sent to landfill 24,313 24,081 23,805 24,002 25,318
- tonnes recycled 13,954 13,944 12,913 13,218 13,719
- tonnes composted 10,359 10,137 10,892 10,784 11,599
Bring Banks 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Books 0 5 10 9 6
Cans 0 0 0 0 0
Food & drink cartons  4 1 0 0 0
Glass 0 0 0 0 0
Paper 0 0 0 0 0
Textiles 0 9 20 39 29
ShoesTextiles 6 6 10
Waste not sent to landfill 4 15 36 54 45
- tonnes recycled 4 15 0 0 0
- tonnes reused 0 0 36 54 45
Recycling Centres 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Bicycles 3 4 4 5 5
Bric-a-brac 0 0.23 0 0 0
Books  19 28 90 76 73
Cans (Aluminium & Steel) 12 9 28 13 13
Car Batteries 19 22 31 38 35
Cardboard 688 646 591 635 650
Cardboard and paper (mixed) 0 0 0 2 0
Clothing & Footwear 187 193 217 250 273
Engine Oil 18 14 20 19 18
Fluorescent Tubes 3 3 3 3 4
Food & drink cartons  0.5 0 0 0 0
Food Waste 0 0 0 0 13
Fridges & Freezers 161 185 202 203 209
Furniture 2 9 16 17 16
Garden Waste 4666 4272 4380 4311 4579
Gas bottles 5 6 8 10 20
Glass 196 183 180 188 210
Household Batteries 0 0 0 0 0
Other Electrical items  633 648 608 679 703
Paint 0 0 0 0 0
Paper 366 316 292 306 309
Plasterboard/Gypsum based
materials
294 286 329 350 340
Plastic Bottles 0 0 0 0 0
Plastic (mixed) 27 21 59 32 32
Rubble 5036 4976 4925 5094 4756
Scrap Metal 1023 1000 1202 1351 1382
TV's & Monitors (Cathode
Ray Tubes)
329 276 276 204 182
Tyres 45 41 43 44 45
Vegetable Oil 5 4 5 4 5
Wood  3,171 3,282 3365 3613 3640
WEEE Reuse 13 5 3
Waste not sent to landfill 16,908 16,424 16,887 17,452 17,515
- tonnes recycled 9,043 8,823 9,024 13,033 12,822
- tonnes composted 4,666 4,272 4,380 4,311 4,579
- tonnes reused 29 47 118 108 114
- tonnes used to recover
energy
3,171 3,282 3,365 0 0
Percentage
of waste at Recycling Centres not sent to landfill
73.6% 73.1% 73.1% 73.1% 75.1%
Collected household waste
sent for treatment
2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Domestic waste collected from
households
9,505 24,747 28,156 29,635 31,054
Other domestic waste 0 0 0 0 0
Waste from Recycling Centres 0 0 0 0 0
What
happens to domestic waste we send for treatment?
2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Cans (Aluminium) 8 20 16 28 7
Cans (Steel) 204 517 599 567 331
Plastic (mixed) 127 5 0 0 0
Compost like material 1159 1772 2766 3069 1806
Air Pollution Control Residue
(APCR)
0 0 0 0 144
Energy recovery 5,847 17,936 21,247 21,083 24,503
Landfilled 1,212 1,601 1,548 1,643 1,711
Tonnes lost during the
treatment process
948 2,895 1,980 3,245 2,552
Summary - Waste not sent to
landfill
2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
- tonnes recycled 23,340 23,324 22,552 26,846 27,023
- tonnes composted 16,184 16,181 18,038 18,164 17,984
- tonnes reused 29 47 154 162 159
- tonnes used to recover
energy
9,018 21,218 24,612 21,083 24,503
Total 48,570 60,770 65,356 66,255 69,669
Note 1: This includes the waste sent for treatment
Collected household waste
landfilled
2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Domestic waste collected from
households
28,434 28,531 27,872 28,765 28,707
Other domestic waste 3,985 4,262 4,949                   4,687                  3,548
Waste from Recycling Centres 6,079 6,035 5,655                   5,927                  5,793
Total
tonnes of local authority collected waste landfilled (this includes household
and commercial waste)
34,160 19,242 15,681 14,611 10,680
Note: This figure includes waste landfilled indirectly by the Council e.g. Clinical waste, which is sent for treatment. The operator of this plant will then dispose of the waste, and the fee for processing is set accordingly
Household Waste Summary 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Total Household Waste
Collected
74,129 74,264 73,963 75,662 75,838
Total Household Waste Recycled 17,986 18,022 17,259 21,490 21,869
Total Household Waste
Composted 
16,183 16,182 18,059 18,272 17,998
Total Household Waste
Landfilled
30,017 15,518 11,917 10,736 7,506
Percentage of domestic waste
sent for recycling or composting
46.09% 46.06% 47.75% 52.55% 52.57%
Note 1: The above household waste summary is based on the definitions used for Government indicators, and therefore exclude rubble. See links on right-hand side for further information on these definitions.
National Indicators 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
191 -
Residual household waste per household (in kilogrammes)
517.19 518.16 494.42 454.38 449.34
192 -
Percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling & composting
46% 46% 48% 53% 53%
193 -
Percentage of municipal waste landfilled *
40.4% 22.6% 18.3% 16.4% 12.0%
*Note: this includes all household and commercial waste sent to landfill
Costs 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Landfill tax (charged per
tonne)
 £64.00  £72.00  £80.00  £82.60  £84.40
Actual cost of landfill tax *1  £2,113,567  £1,237,875  £1,150,672  £1,013,730  £773,495
Average
cost per tonne of waste sent to landfill (actual gate fee costs only,
excludes tax, transport and other associated costs) 
£14.91 £15.67 £17.17 £17.45 £17.45
Actual direct cost of landfilling our waste *2  £490,166  £275,575  £224,431  £206,794  £154,188
Cost of
collection per household (BVPI 86)
- - - - -
Quartile
position against other local authorities
No longer available No longer available No longer available No longer available No longer available
Cost of
Waste disposal per tonne (BVPI 87) - this includes all costs incurred by the
Council
- - - - -
Quartile
position against other local authorities
No longer available No longer available No longer available No longer available No longer available
*1 & 2 Note: these costs only cover the landfill tax and disposal charges for the waste the Council has directly taken to landfill under its disposal contracts.  
Other useful information 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Tonnes of commercial waste
collected
5035 5475 6287 7306 7083
Percentage of commercial waste
recycled
19.11% 30.13% 42.03% 42.90% 41.03%
Tonnes of street sweepings
recycled
0 0 0 0 2089
Tonnes of Fly tipped wastes
collected
48 58 89 152 183
Number of reported fly tips
Home Composting (Number of
bins sold)
310 329 178 180 125
Number of abandoned vehicles
scrapped
Percentage of missed refuse
bins collected within 24hrs
Data no longer available Data no longer available Data no longer available Data no longer available Data no longer available
Percentage of refuse
collections collected within 24 hours
- - - - -
Initiatives 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Recycling performance 46.17% 46.00% 48.00% 53.00% 53.00%
Tonnes waste collected for
disposal
30,017 15,518 11,917 10,736 7,506
         
Growth in total household
waste
0.2% -0.4% 2.3% 0.2%
Growth in household waste to
landfill
-48.3% -23.2% -9.9% -30.1%
 
Changes to
refuse collection services
Successful trial of reusable refuse sacks Wider roll out of reusable sacks to help prevent gull scavenging    
Kerbside box
recycling
 Reorganising routes to collect more efficiently

Small WEEE added to kerbside recycling collections

Phased introduction of food waste collections at mini recycling centre sites

   
Kerbside
organics collection
  Contracts renegotiated to generate efficiencies      
Other
collection initiatives/changes
 
  • Landfill contracts renegotiated to generate efficiencies and savings.

  • Introduction of food recycling collections to schools.
   
  • Introduction of EfW facility for kerbside black bag waste = less being sent to MBT as a result.

  • Introduction of the recycling of street sweepings after successful trial N.B. does not impact on the household statistics.
Major
Recycling Centre developments
Waste apprentices started  Residents permits and ANPR technology introduced      
Bring site
changes
 Recycling on the Go bins installed        
Major Waste Campaigns activity
(over and above annual leaflets and advertising)
  • Staff textile recycling campaign

  • Waste Services facebook page launched

  • 'You Pledge, We Reward' scheme
  • Schools incentive project Recycling Rewards for Schools

  • Recycle more food waste door-knocking campaign

  • Food recycling collections introduced to schools

 
  • Feed Me and Win - resident food recycling reward campaign led by Bath & North East Somerset Council across the West of England partnership authorities (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire). Successful bid for £399,732 secured from the Department for Communities and Local Government for campaign June 2015- March 2016.

  • Small electricals amnesty events in blocks of flats with communal recycling, funded by the Distributer Takeback Scheme.

  • Recycle Week 2015 campaign Recycling around the home - £10,000 funded by WRAP.
  Communications
to residents for service change to every other week rubbish collections 
Reuse
initiatives
  Four successful 'Give & Take' days
  • Furniture sales

  • Give and Take days
  Supporting
set up of the first Repair Cafes in Bath
Composting
initiatives
         

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