Waste data for Scotland

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Waste from all sources Discover Data tool

Household Waste Discover Data tool

Last updated: March 2019

Last updated: September 2018

This page presents data and information on the types and quantities of waste generated and managed across Scotland.

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 from 2011 onwards and the trend for Scottish waste landfilled since 2005. All data can be exported to Excel if required.

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 from 2011 onwards and the trends for household waste generated, recycled and managed since 2004. All data can be exported to Excel if required.

As well as the Discover tools, the table below shows:

  • Excel summaries of waste data generated and managed across Scotland;
  • Excel summaries of the types and quantities of waste landfilled and incinerated in Scotland each year;
  • commentary and quality reports to accompany the data.

All the waste data reported on this page are now published as Official Statistics. You can find out more about this from the Official Statistics webpage.

The publication schedule for all the data on this page is set out on our Waste data reporting page.

Commentary documents, Excel data tables and quality reports

PublicationReporting yearWhen published
Waste from all sources summary document and commentary text PDF icon small 2017 May 2019
Waste from all sources: waste data tables 2017 Excel icon small 2017 May 2019
Waste data quality report 2017 PDF icon small 2017 July 2019 
Waste landfilled in Scotland 2017 - summary document and commentary text PDF icon small 2017 Sept 2018
Waste landfilled in Scotland 2017 – data tables Excel icon small 2017 Sept 2018
Waste incinerated in Scotland 2017 - summary document and commentary text PDF icon small 2017 Sept 2018
Waste incinerated in Scotland 2017 – data tables Excel icon small 2017 Sept 2018

Waste from all sources summary document and commentary text PDF icon small

2016 Sept 2018

Waste from all sources: waste data tables 2016 Excel icon small

2016 Sept 2018
Waste landfilled in Scotland 2016 - summary document and commentary text PDF icon small 2016 Sept 2017
Waste landfilled in Scotland 2016 – data tables Excel icon small 2016 Sept 2017
Waste incinerated in Scotland 2016 - summary document and commentary text PDF icon small 2016 Sept 2017
Waste incinerated in Scotland 2016 – data tables Excel icon small 2016 Sept 2017
Waste data quality report 2016 PDF icon small 2016 Sept 2017
Waste from all sources: waste data tables 2015 Excel icon small 2015  
Waste from all sources summary document and commentary text PDF icon small 2015  
Waste data quality report 2015 PDF icon small 2015  
Waste from all sources: waste data tables 2014 Excel icon small 2014  
Waste from all sources summary document and commentary text PDF icon small 2014  
Waste data quality report 2014 PDF icon small 2014  
Waste from all sources: waste data tables 2013 Excel icon small 2013  
Waste data quality report 2013 PDF icon small 2012  
Waste from all sources: waste data tables 2012 Excel icon small 2012  
Waste data quality report 2012 PDF icon small 2012  
Waste data tables 2011 Excel icon small 2011  
Waste data quality report 2011 PDF icon small 2011