Where does your recycling go?

My Recycling Wales allows you to browse Welsh local authorities and see what happens to your waste across the UK, and even around the world. Learn more


Local authority

The average person produces…

Total waste per person 2017/18

A person standing next to recycling containers
496kg

This includes recycling as well as residual waste

The average person produces…

Waste not recycled per person 2017/18

A person standing next to a bin bag
185kg

Most of this could be recycled, but is currently sent for disposal

Total recycled in 2017/18

All local authorities in Wales (tonnes)

971k

Recycling rate in 2017/18

All local authorities in Wales

63%

What happens to your waste

All local authorities in Wales

Where does Wales’ recycling go?

Top 12 countries (selected materials)

Where does Wales’ recycling go?

Top 12 countries (selected materials)

Materials

Tonnes sent to be recycled based on 2017/18