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Waste Statistics and Overall Recycling 

Waste Statistics and Recycling Rate for 2013

Waste Type Waste Disposed of (tonnes) Waste Recycled (tonnes) Waste Generated (tonnes) Recycling Rate (%)
Construction debris 12,300 1,683,000 1,695,300 99
Used slag 8,900 344,800 353,700 97
Ferrous metal 46,800 1,369,200 1,416,000 97
Scrap tyres 2,600 19,000 21,600 88
Non-Ferrous metals 21,100 114,000 135,100 84
Wood 77,800 254,600* 332,400 77
Paper/Cardboard 581,700 679,400 1,261,100 54
Horticultural waste 131,700 120,900* 252,600 48
Glass 58,900 14,600 73,500 20
Food  696,000 100,000 796,000 13
Plastics 741,100 91,100 832,200 11
Textile/Leather 140,300 16,300 156,600 10
Ash & Sludge 176,400 14,200 190,600 7
Others (stones, ceramics, rubber etc) 330,000 4,800 334,800 1
Total 3,025,600 4,825,900 7,851,500 61

*Includes 131,900 tonnes used as fuel in biomass plants

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