Waste Services Financial Benchmarking Hub

Welcome to the Wales Improvement Programme’s live online Waste Services Financial Benchmarking Hub, which has been developed in conjunction with Data Cymru and provides a detailed repository of financial data relating to waste from Wales’ 22 local authorities. This data covers five areas for the period 2011 – 2019, which are:

  1. Food Waste Services
  2. Residual Waste Services
  3. Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC)
  4. Trade Waste Services
  5. Dry Recycling Services

Data updates

Now available:

  • 2018/19 Benchmarking Working Papers: Kerbside Waste Collection Services (Plus the supporting data)
  • 2018/19 Benchmarking Report: Commercial Waste Services (Plus the supporting data)  
  • 2018/19 Waste Services Financial Benchmarking Data 
  • 2018/19 Municipal Waste Data Compendium

The Hub was created following a recommendation made after a review conducted by Ricardo AEA into the benchmarking Wales work. Its objective is to improve the data dissemination of the benchmarking work. By collating the data also in one place the Hub allows for waste officers within local authorities the opportunity to interrogate and access the data as and when they wish.

Joining instructions for local authority officers

In order to use the Hub an online password protected account will first need to be created. Please visit Data Cymru’s website here open link to register. When registering, please specify that it’s the waste data which you are interested in when prompted by the question “Why do you need access to the Benchmarking Hub?”

Once you have registered and visited the Benchmarking Hub we would welcome any feedback you might have. Please submit your comments via the email address below.



MyLocalCouncil is a tool designed to bring performance data to the public. It offers users the chance to see how their council is performing compared to other councils across Wales. Section on waste and recycling performance for 2018/19.

For more information contact: Barry Williams


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