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


Total recycled in 2019/20

All local authorities in Wales (tonnes)
985k

Recycling rate in 2019/20

All local authorities in Wales
65%

What happens to Wales' waste

All local authorities in Wales

Where does Wales’ recycling go?

Top countries (selected materials) 2019/20

Materials recycled

Tonnes sent to be recycled based on 2019/20

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The average person produces…

Total waste per person 2019/20
480kg

This includes recycling as well as residual waste

The average person produces…

Waste not recycled per person 2019/20
167kg

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

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