Northern Ireland Kerbside Waste Composition Survey 2017

This article details the outcome of a Kerbside Waste Composition Survey completed during 2017.

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) commissioned a study of the composition of household waste collected at the kerbside in Northern Ireland. 

The aim was to determine overall waste composition, individual material capture rates and the extent to which recyclable or compostable materials are being disposed of in the residual waste stream. 

In addition, this report examines what has changed since 2007 in what we throw away in the residual waste stream, and the biodegradability of each waste stream for Northern Ireland.

This project report comes in two parts:

An updated Waste Compositional Analysis is expected in 2024.

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