Local authorities are also required to report to SEPA about waste collected and managed by or on behalf of them. This is done through an online reporting system called WasteDataFlow (WDF). Reports are submitted to SEPA annually, with a submission deadline of 28 February.
Local authority waste data are verified on an annual basis by the Data Unit and are used to help fulfil Scotland’s reporting obligations to the Scottish Government and Europe. The data from WasteDataFlow is used to populate Scotland’s Environment Household Waste Data Analysis Tool .
Guidance for local authorities on how and when to submit their data is available from the WDF website.