Waste Finance Project

The WIP Waste Finance Report is published annually and provides an analysis of waste financial data relating to:

  • Residual Waste
  • Food Waste
  • Green Waste
  • Co-mingled food and green waste
  • Dry recycling
  • Bring Sites
  • Household Waste Recycling centres (HWRCs)
  • Trade Waste Service
  • Nappy/AHP waste collections
  • Clinical Waste

Purpose

The main reasons behind having an annual waste finance report are as follows:

  • To provide annual finance reports on waste management undertaken by local authorities. A significant proportion of recycling activities are funded through through the Single Revenue Grant (SRG) and Welsh Government understandably would like to identify whther this being used to its greatest efficiency
  • Cost modelling for the review of the national waste strategy. This was needed to provide a baseline for financial planning for the delivery of Towards Zero Waste and the planned refresh due in Autumn 2018
  • To allow for greater comparisons betweeen local authorities; allowing the sharing of best practice, bringing service improvement and efficiencies.

Process

Wastedataflow (a database for collecting tonnage data from waste activities) has been adapted in Wales to create a single data entry point to accept tonnage data and waste financial data inputted by local authorities. When completed this information is analysed and used to produce the waste finance report, together with short individual summaries for each local authority. The report also becomes the basis for more qualitative analysis through the Waste Benchmarking work, assessing in more detail the causes of differences in cost between authorities. Refinements to this process over the years has helped to improve the quality, accuracy and consistency of the data captured.

Publications

Previous editions of the Waste Finance Data Report are available below:

  • Waste Finance Data Report 2016/17 - Open link here
  • Waste Finance Data Report 2015/16 - Open link here
  • Waste Finance Data Report 2014/15 - Open link here
  • Waste Finance Data Report 2013/14 - Open link here

For more information contact: Jonathan Roberts

  About

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.

  Contact Us
   Welsh Local Government Association

Local Government House
Drake Walk
Cardiff, CF10 4LG

Tel : 029 2046 8600
Mail : enquiry@wlga.gov.uk
Business Hours : Mon - Thurs 8:30 - 5:00, Fri - 08:30 - 16:30