Landfill targets passed
COUNCILS in Wales were well within their landfill targets last year.
Collectively the country's 22 councils sent 364,784 tonnes of so-called biodegradable waste to landfill out of a 470,000-tonne limit.
This waste includes materials such as paper, card, some textiles, wood, food waste and garden waste that could have been recycled.
Of the total tonnage, Swansea buried 30,449 tonnes, Carmarthenshire buried 15,572 tonnes and Neath Port Talbot buried 8,196 tonnes.
Emyr Roberts, chief executive of Natural Resources Wales, said: "Reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill has a positive impact, and the latest reductions by our local authorities are a great achievement.
"Landfill is the least preferred option for disposing of waste and even when landfill sites are closed, they pose a problem for future generations."