Waste data for Scotland

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Waste from all sources Discover Data tool

Household Waste Discover Data tool

Data and information on the types and quantities of waste generated and managed across Scotland are presented as interactive tools with tables and charts that can be filtered to suit.

The Scotland’s Environment Waste Discover Data toolpresents waste from all sources, i.e. from households, the construction and demolition sector, and from commerce and industry. The tool shows a break-down of waste types for 2011 – 2015 and the trend for Scottish waste landfilled since 2005. A commentary document that provides interpretation of trends and a quality report for the data is available (see table below). All data can be exported to Excel if required. Data for 2016 will be available in May 2018.

The Scotland’s Environment Household Waste Discover Data tool shows waste from household sources only. The tool shows a break-down of household waste generated and managed by waste type for 2011 – 2015 and the trends for household waste generated, recycled and managed since 2004. A quality report for the data is available (see table below). All data can be exported to Excel if required.

Waste landfilled in Scotland and Waste incinerated in Scotland are published as Official Statistics. You can find out more about this from the Official Statistics webpage, along with dates for the next publication. A further 2016 statistic, Scottish Waste Generated and Managed in 2016, will be available in May 2018. Statistics for waste landfilled in Scotland 2017 and waste incinerated in Scotland 2017 will be published on September 2018. 

Commentary documents, Excel data tables and quality reports

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Waste landfilled in Scotland 2016 - summary document and commentary text 2016 PDF icon medium
Waste landfilled in Scotland 2016 – data tables 2016 Excel icon small
Waste incinerated in Scotland 2016 - summary document and commentary text 2016 PDF icon medium
Waste incinerated in Scotland 2016 – data tables 2016 Excel icon small
Waste from all sources: waste data tables 2015 2015 Excel icon small
Waste from all sources summary document and commentary text 2015 PDF icon medium
Waste data quality report 2015 2015 PDF icon medium
Waste from all sources: waste data tables 2014 2014 Excel icon small
Waste from all sources summary document and commentary text 2014 PDF icon medium
Waste data quality report 2014 2014 PDF icon medium
Waste from all sources: waste data tables 2013 2013 Excel icon small 
Waste data quality report 2013 2012  PDF icon medium
Waste from all sources: waste data tables 2012 2012 Excel icon small
Waste data quality report 2012 2012 PDF icon small
Waste data tables 2011 2011 Excel icon small
Waste data quality report 2011 2011 PDF icon small