FOI Request Waste
Please send me:
•How much of the council’s waste, and what percentage of the total amount, is sent to a) landfill, b) incineration or c) recycled, d) reused in each of the last three years.
- Note, for the information above, please also detail how far the waste has to travel to reach the landfill, incinerator, or recycling plant.
•How much of the council’s waste, and what percentage of the total amount, is exported to a) Europe, b) the rest of the UK, c) China and Asia, d) rest of the world.
Total Tonnage Recycled Tonnage Recycled % Landfill Tonnage Landfill % Re-use Tonnage (Wastebusters)
2014-15 50,902 27,681 54.4 23,221 45.6 131.22
2015-16 50,116 28,778 57.4 21,338 42.6 151.22
2016-17 51,968 30,698 59.1 21,253 40.9 156.76
1a.Landfill waste goes to Moray Council operated landfill site at Dallachy, Spey Bay
1b. Moray Council currently sends no waste for incineration.
1c. Green & food waste goes to New Deer, Aberdeenshire. Wood, metal, rubble goes to: Williamsons, Elgin; DS Metals, Forres; Greys Recycling, Dallachy. Card goes to Fife. Plastic goes to Perth (segregated, then granulated on site NOT exported). Mixed paper goes to Shotton Mill, North Wales. Glass goes to a third party broker in Mid-Lothian, then onto various reprocessors in Europe.
1d. Re-use materials are diverted to Wastebusters in Forres
2. Only our glass currently is exported to Europe.