Waste data reporting

Some of the reporting carried out by the Dataflows Unit is given below. 

Publication

Latest reporting year

Publication frequency

Driver

Next publication due

Waste from all sources - data and quality report

2018

Annual

1

On hold*
Limited data for 2019 and 2020 to be published in excel data tables in March 2022

Household Waste Discover Data tool

2019

Annual

1

7th December 2021

Household waste data - commentary and data tables

 

2020 Annual 1

September 2022

Waste landfilled in Scotland official statistics - commentary and data tables

Waste incinerated in Scotland official statistics - commentary and data tables

2020

Annual

1

September 2022

Commercial and industrial (business) waste

2018

Annual

1

On hold*

Waste sites and capacities

2018

Annual

1

March 2022

Scottish waste site return summary data

 

2019

Quarterly

Updates on hold. Next update will be March 2022 with updates for Q1 2021, and where available Q2-4 2019 and Q1-4 2020 for selected sites.

Thereafter normal quarterly publications will resume:

Q1 (Jan-Mar) = by end Oct

Q2 (Apr-Jun) = by end Jan
Q3  (Jul-Sept) = by end Apr
Q4 (Oct-Dec) = by end Aug

Waste management infrastructure capacity data

2017

Annual

1 March 2022

Recyclate Quality - data and report

2020

Quarterly

2

Quarterly data published within six months of submission deadline:

Q1 (Jan-Mar) = by end Oct
Q2 (Apr-Jun) = by end Jan
Q3  (Jul-Sept) = by end Apr
Q4 (Oct-Dec) = by end Jul

* Publication not able to be published due to data availability following cyber-attack. There will be a gap in publication until the 2021 dataset is published in 2023.

Drivers

1 Scottish Government Making Things Last – A Circular Economy Strategy for Scotland (23 Feb 2016); European Union Waste Statistics Regulations (EC 2150/2002) (25 Nov 2002)

2 Code of Practice on Sampling and Reporting at Materials Recovery Facilities (March 2015)