Recycling Figures

2018  2017  2016  2015  2014/15  2013/14  2012/13   2011/12   2010/11    2009/10

Argyll and Bute Council are committed to the idea of recycling. We pride ourselves in the efforts being made to minimise waste for landfill and increase recycling. Figures correct at time of publishing.

Argyll and Bute wide figures 2018 (figures in tonnes)

  • Paper – 3927
  • Cardboard – 1974
  • Textiles – 346
  • Wood – 2726
  • Furniture – 156
  • Oils – 6
  • Garden Waste – 3827
  • Food Waste – 645
  • Glass  - 3577
  • Cans – 342
  • Plastics – 856
  • Scrap - 1076
  • Electrical Items – 907
  • Tyres – 25
  • Rubble – 618
  • Batteries – 4
  • Recovery (Compost Like Output) – 7362
  • Recovery (Energy from Waste) – 498

Total tonnage recycled, composted and recovered – 28,872

Total landfilled tonnage  - 30,084

Total recycling ,composting and recovery rate  - 48.9%

Argyll and Bute wide figures - 2017 (figures in tonnes)

  • Paper – 3707
  • Cardboard  - 1882
  • Textiles  - 400
  • Wood – 3678
  • Furniture – 238
  • Oils  - 10
  • Garden Waste  - 3109
  • Food Waste – 696
  • Recovery (Compost Like Output) – 7496
  • Recovery (Energy from Waste)  - 478
  • Glass – 3042
  • Cans  - 546
  • Plastics – 708
  • Scrap  - 1107
  • Electrical Items  - 1083
  • Tyres  - 27
  • Rubble – 761
  • Batteries  - 1

Total tonnage recycled ,composted and recovered  - 28,969

Total  landfilled tonnage  - 29,135

Total recycling ,composting and recovery rate  - 49.8%

Argyll and Bute wide figures - 2016 (figures in tonnes)

  • Paper  - 3589
  • Cardboard  - 1458
  • Textiles  - 222
  • Wood  - 2489
  • Furniture  - 170
  • Oils  - 1
  • Garden Waste  - 3470
  • Food Waste  - 625
  • Recovery (Compost Like Output)  - 7871
  • Recovery (Energy from Waste)  - 491
  • Glass  - 2665
  • Cans – 359
  • Plastics  - 700
  • Scrap  - 1107
  • Electrical Items – 1023
  • Tyres  - 38
  • Rubble  - 2566

Total tonnage recycled, composted and recovered  - 28,844

Total landfilled tonnage  - 33,351

Total recycling, composting and recovery rate – 46.4%

Argyll and Bute wide figures - 2015 (figures in tonnes)

  • Paper  - 3893
  • Cardboard  - 884
  • Textiles  - 216
  • Wood  - 2587
  • Furniture  - 179
  • Oils  - 1
  • Garden Waste  - 3981
  • Food Waste  - 583 (625)
  • Recovery (Compost Like Output)  - 7908
  • Recovery (Energy from Waste)  - 75
  • Glass  - 2641
  • Cans – 376
  • Plastics  - 605
  • Scrap  - 919
  • Electrical Items – 915
  • Tyres  - 18
  • Rubble  - 1068

Total tonnage recycled, composted and recovered  - 26,849

Total landfilled tonnage  - 31,333

Total recycling, composting and recovery rate – 46.1%

Argyll and Bute Council wide figures 2014/2015 (figures in tonnes)

  • Paper  - 4,308
  • Cardboard  - 723
  • Textiles  - 197
  • Wood  - 2,375
  • Furniture - 179
  • Oils  - 1
  • Garden Waste  - 4,730
  • Food Waste  - 606
  • Recovery (Compost Like Output) - 8,829
  • Glass - 2,743
  • Cans  - 504
  • Plastics  - 340
  • Scrap  - 786
  • Electrical Items  - 929
  • Tyres  - 31
  • Rubble  - 643

Total tonnage recycled ,composted and recovered  - 27,924

Total landfilled tonnage  - 32,932

Total recycling ,composting and recovery rate  - 45.9%

Argyll and Bute Council wide figures 2013/2014 (figures in tonnes)

  • Paper – 4246
  • Cardboard  - 689
  • Books  - 1
  • Textiles – 213
  • Wood  - 2240
  • Furniture – 141
  • Oils  - 12
  • Green waste composting and recovery  - 4411
  • Food waste recycling  - 558
  • Recovery from compost like output – 8267
  • Glass – 2907
  • Cans  - 413
  • Plastics – 316
  • Scrap metal – 729
  • Electrical Items  - 879
  • Tyres – 35
  • Rubble – 1273
  • Batteries  - 3

Total tonnage recycled ,composted and recovered  - 27,333

Total landfilled tonnage  - 31,491

Recycling ,composting and recovery rate  - 46.4%

Argyll and Bute Council wide figures 2012/2013 (figures in tonnes)

Paper  - 4370
Cardboard  - 651
Books  - 3
Textiles  - 182
Wood  - 2070
Furniture – 120
Oils  - 12
Garden Waste Composting  - 3001
Food Waste Composting – 637
Recovery (Compost Like Output)  - 6996
Glass  - 2759
Cans  - 386
Plastics – 309
Scrap – 688
Electrical Items  - 734
Tyres – 48
Rubble  - 742
Cartons  - 0
Batteries  - 3 

Total tonnage recycled ,composted and recovered  - 23,711 

Total landfilled tonnage  - 33,136

Recycling, composting and recovery rate  - 41.7%

Argyll and Bute Council wide figures 2011/2012 (figures in tonnes)

Paper  - 4792
Cardboard  - 747
Books  - 4
Textiles  - 184
Wood  - 674
Furniture – 179
Oils  - 22
Garden Waste Composting  - 1749
Food Waste Composting – 663
Recovery (Compost Like Output)  - 8026
Glass  - 2664
Cans  - 422
Plastics – 248
Scrap – 858
Electrical Items  - 1003
Tyres – 3
Rubble  - 599
Cartons  - 2
Batteries  - 0

Total tonnage recycled ,composted and recovered  - 22,839 

Total landfilled tonnage  - 33,515

Recycling, composting and recovery rate  - 40.5%

Argyll and Bute Council wide figures 2010/2011 (figures in tonnes)

Paper – 4,803
Cardboard  - 691
Textiles – 213
Glass – 2,644
Cans – 467
Plastics – 234
Composting  - 11,090
Wood  - 492
Electrical Items  - 911
Scrap – 800
Batteries  - 11
Furniture – 113
Tyres - 3
Rubble  - 400
Oils  - 23

Total Tonnage Recycled/Composted  - 22,895

Total Landfilled Tonnage – 32,248

Recycling/Composting Rate  - 41.5%

Argyll & Bute Council wide figures 2009/2010 (figures in tonnes)

Paper - 4,881
Cardboard - 793
Textiles - 216
Glass -2,414
Cans - 515
Plastic Bottles - 240
Composting - 12,248
Wood - 219
Electrical Goods - 813
Scrap - 884
Batteries - 14
Furniture - 108
Tyres - 6
Rubble - 416
Oils - 13

Total Recycled/composted Tonnage - 23, 780
Total Landfilled Tonnage - 33,756

Recycling/Composting Rate - 41.3%