Northern Ireland’s councils collected 227,238 tonnes of LAC municipal waste between January and March 2016, according to provisional statistics published by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.
This was a 4.7% increase on the 217,138 tonnes collected during the same three months of 2015 and was the third consecutive quarter for increase.
Household waste accounts for 89.1% of total LAC municipal waste. Belfast generated the smallest quantity of household waste per person at 101kg whilst the largest was recorded in Ards & North Down at 126kg per person.
The household waste preparing for reuse, dry recycling and composting rate was 38.3% between January and March 2016.This was an increase on the 37.4% recorded during the same three months of 2015. At council level, rates varied from 44.2% in Antrim & Newtownabbey and Mid Ulster to 32.9% in Causeway Coast & Glens.