Clarification on Definition of Waste Recycling Rate

Pritam Singh made this Freedom of Information request to Torfaen County Borough Council

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Dear Torfaen Council,

As per the available information across various reports, waste recycling rate is defined as: The amount of local authority municipal waste (excluding abandoned vehicles) that was sent for reuse, recycling or composting divided by the total amount of waste in tonnes collected by or on behalf of local authorities. It includes true for both household and non-household waste.

It would be really helpful, if you could clarify:-

1. Whether the waste recycling rate also include waste material sent to Anaerobic Digestion (or AD) facility?
2. Whether the gas produced from Anaerobic Digestion facility from food, will be considered as part of recycling rate or recovery?
3. Is energy produced from EfWs are considered part of recovery?

Yours faithfully,
Pritam Singh

TCBC - FOI, Torfaen County Borough Council

Dear Pritam Singh,

 

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TCBC - FOI, Torfaen County Borough Council

Dear Pritam Singh,

 

21/362: ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS REQUEST

 

Thank you for your email dated 06/09/2021 requesting information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and which has been processed under the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004.  I am now in a position to
respond to your questions as follows:

 

It would be really helpful, if you could clarify:-

 

1. Whether the waste recycling rate also include waste material sent to
Anaerobic Digestion (or AD) facility? - Yes the recycling rate does
include waste material sent to Anaerobic Digestion.

2. Whether the gas produced from Anaerobic Digestion facility from food,
will be considered as part of recycling rate or recovery? - No

3. Is energy produced from EfWs are considered part of recovery? - No

 

 

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Chris Corten

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CWYNION/RHYDDID GWYBODAETH

Resources Directorate/Cyfarwyddiaeth Adnoddau

Torfaen County Borough Council / Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Torfaen

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