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 use register 2015-16 (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 2011/12  2012/13  2013/14  2014/15 2015/16
Aluminium Foil 2 6 6 0 0
Cans (Aluminium) 110 104 90 15 136
Cans (Steel) 524 461 475 464 411
Car Batteries 10 10 6 5 9
Cardboard 2,353 2,416 2,615 2,607 2603
Clothing & Footwear 126 113 120 79 88
Electrical items (small) 0 5.88 38.62 45.96
Engine Oil 5 5 5 1 4
Fridges & Freezers 15 14 14 19 20
Food Waste 4,296 3,902 3,800 3,811 3904
Garden Waste 6,202 6,457 6,296 7,081 6,880
Glass 4,943 4,400 4,455 4,315 4,459
Household Batteries 6 10 3 5 8
Leaf litter from street sweepings 303 0 0 0 0
Paper/Mixed paper 5,646 5,158 4,848 4,336 4,181
Plastic Bottles 0 0 0 0 0
Plastic (mixed) 1,265 1,251 1,269 1,021 1,258
Waste not sent to landfill 25,806  24,307 24,002   23,805 24,002
- tonnes recycled 15,005 13,948 13,906 12,913 13,218
- tonnes composted 10,801 10,359 10,096 10,892 10,784
   
Bring Banks 2011/12  2012/13 2013/14   2014/15 2015/16
Books 0 0 5 10 9
Cans 4 0 0 0 0
Food & drink cartons  14 4 1 0 0
Glass 14 0 0 0 0
Paper 4 0 0 0 0
Textiles 0 0 9 20 39
Shoes 6 6
Waste not sent to landfill 36  4 15   36 54
- tonnes recycled 36 4 15 0 0
- tonnes reused 0 0 0 36 54
   
Recycling Centres 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14   2014/15 2015/16
Bicycles 1.32 2.74 3.92 3.68 5
Bric-a-brac 0 0 0.23 0 0
Books  16 19 32 90 76
Cans (Aluminium & Steel) 8 12 9 28 13
Car Batteries 15 19 22 31 38
Cardboard 614 688 646 591 635
Clothing & Footwear 197.69 187 193 217 250
Engine Oil 19 18 14 20 19
Fluorescent Tubes 3 3 3 3 3
Food & drink cartons  4 0.5 0 0 0
Fridges & Freezers 170.4 161 185 202 203
Furniture 4.12 2 9 16 17
Garden Waste 5,035 4,666 4,272 4,380 4,311
Gas bottles 12 5 6 8 10
Glass 202 196 183 180 188
Household Batteries 0 0 0 0 0
Other Electrical items  709.87 633 648 608 679
Paint 0 0 0 0 0
Paper 363 366 316 292 306
Plasterboard/Gypsum based materials 271 294 286 329 350
Plastic Bottles 0 0 0 0 0
Plastic (mixed) 19 27 21 59 32
Rubble 5,715 5,036 4,976 4,924 5,094
Scrap Metal 1,017 1,023 1,001 1,202 1,351
TV's & Monitors (Cathode Ray Tubes) 410 329 276 276 204
Tyres 41 45 41 43 44
Vegetable Oil 5 5 4 5 4
Wood  3,195 3,171 3,282 3,365 3,613
Waste not sent to landfill 18,046  16,908 16,421   16,887 17,452
- tonnes recycled 12,957 9,043 10,825 9,024 13,033
- tonnes composted 5,035 4,666 4,272 4,380 4,311
- tonnes reused 54 29 51 118 108
- tonnes used to recover energy 0 3,171 1,273 3,365 0
Percentage of waste at Recycling Centres not sent to landfill 73.7%  73.6% 73.1%   73.1% 73.1%
   
Summary - Waste not sent to landfill 2011/12  2012/13  2013/14  2014/15 2015/16
- tonnes recycled 29,128 24,136 24,698 22,552 26,846
- tonnes composted 16,666 16,328 16,419 18,038 18,164
- tonnes reused 65 57 88 154 162
- tonnes used to recover energy 4,616 9,018 21,218 24,612 21,803
Total 50,475 49,538 62,422  65,356 66,255

 

Summary of what happens to household waste

*Household Waste Summary 2011/12  2012/13 2013/14   2014/15 2015/16
Total Household Waste Collected 74,718 74,128 74,207 73,963 75,662
Total Household Waste Recycled & Reused 22,383 17,986 19,984 17,259 21,490
Total Household Waste Composted  16,479 16,183 16,010 18,059 18,272
Total Household Waste Recovered 4,616 9,018 21,218 24,612 21,083
Total Household Waste Landfilled 30,656 30,016 15,518 11,917

10,736

Total Recycling and Recovery Rate 58% 58% 75% 81% 81%

*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.

Reported national waste and recycling indicators

National Indicators 2011/12  2012/13 2013/14   2014/15 2015/16
191 - Residual household waste per household (in kilogrammes) 467.62 517.19 518.16 494.42 454.38
192 - Percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling & composting 52% 46% 46% 48% 53%

193 - Percentage of municipal waste landfilled *

40% 40% 23% 18% 16%

* Note: this includes all household and commercial waste sent to landfill

Waste collection and disposal costs

Costs

2011/12  2012/13 2013/14   2014/15 2015/16
Landfill tax (charged per tonne) £56.00 £64.00 £72.00 £80.00 £82.60
Actual cost of landfill tax *1 £1,776,376 £2,113,567 £1,237,875 £1,150,672 £1,013,730
Average cost per tonne of waste sent to landfill (actual gate fee costs only, excludes tax, transport and other associated costs)  £14.04 £14.91 £15.67 £17.17 £17.45
Actual direct cost of landfilling our waste *2 £445,435 £490,166 £275,575 £224,431 £206,794
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.

* 3 Note: Large variation is due to a re-valuation of assets/impairment change due to new International Accounting Standards.

Other useful information

Other useful information 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14   2014/15 2015/16
Tonnes of commercial waste collected 4,494 5,035 5,475 6,287 7,306
Percentage of commercial waste recycled 19.05% 19.11% 30.01% 42.03% 42.90%
Tonnes of Fly tipped wastes collected 70 49 58 89 152
Number of reported fly tips 282
Home Composting (Number of bins sold) 282 292 326 178 180
Number of abandoned vehicles scrapped  
Percentage of missed refuse bins (black bag waste) 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 (black bag waste) collected 99.96% n/a n/a n/a n/a

New initiatives and service changes

Initiatives 2011/12  2012/13 2013/14   2014/15 2015/16
   
Recycling performance 52.15% 46.17% 46.00% 48.00% 53.00%
Tonnes waste collected for disposal 30,656 30,016 15,518 11,917 10,736
   
Growth in total household waste 0.0% -0.8% 0.1% -0.4% 2.3%
Growth in household waste to landfill -25.8% -2.1% -48.3% -23.2% -9.9%
   
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 New West of England waste treatment contract starts, diverting 9,100 tonnes of black bag waste from landfill

Landfill contracts renegotiated to generate efficiencies and savings.

 

Introduction of food recycling collections to schools.

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)

Food waste promotion

Give and take reuse days

  • 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.
Reuse initiatives

 Give and take roadshows

 4 successful 'Give & Take' days

Furniture sales

Give and Take days

 

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