Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

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

March 2021

Household Waste Discover Data tool

2018

Annual

1

October 2020

(Original publication date was September 2020.  We have changed the publication date from September 2020 to October 2020 for this year only as a result of COVID19 related matters. The publication depends on data returns from local authorities and one local authority has been unable to submit on time as a result of officer absence and reprioritisation of work.)

Household waste data - commentary and data tables

 

2018 Annual 1

October 2020

(Original publication date was September 2020.  We have changed the publication date from September 2020 to October 2020 for this year only as a result of COVID19 related matters. The publication depends on data returns from local authorities and one local authority has been unable to submit on time as a result of officer absence and reprioritisation of work.)

Waste landfilled in Scotland official statistics - commentary and data tables

Waste incinerated in Scotland official statistics - commentary and data tables

2018

Annual

1

September 2020

Commercial and industrial (business) waste

2018

Annual

1

April 2021

Waste sites and capacities

2018

Annual

1

August 2020

Scottish waste site return summary data

 

2019

Quarterly

Quarterly data published:

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 May 2020

Recyclate Quality - data and report

2018

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

 

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)