Sheffield’s waste and recycling performance

We work in partnership with Veolia to provide waste and recycling services to all households in Sheffield. 

Our 3 main objectives are to reduce waste, help residents to recycle and minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Waste and recycling quarterly performance for 2021-22

      Q1 (Apr-Jun) Q2 (Jul-Sep) Q3 (Oct-Dec) Q4 (Jan-Mar)
    Total household waste (tonnes) 52,815
    51,114 44,946 44,620
    Recycled 27.83%
    27.02% 27.70% 30.56%
    Composted 6.93%
    7.29% 3.38% 2.38%
    Sent for recovery 65.10%
    65.68% 68.90% 67.04%
    Sent to landfill 0.13%
    0.01% 0.02% 0.02%

    Download data on our quarterly waste and recycling peformance for 2021 to 2022.

    Waste and recycling performance 2019-2022

    Download data on our waste and recycling performance from 2019 to 2022.

      2021/22 2020/21 2019/20
    Total household waste (tonnes) 193,495 189,277
    186,211
    Recycled 28.22% 27.07%
    27.52%
    Composted 5.15% 5.36%
    5.45%
    Sent for recovery 66.58% 65.69%
    66.77%
    Sent to landfill 0.05% 0.26%
    0.27%

    Download data on our waste and recycling performance from 2019 to 2022.

    Contract Performance – Key Performance Indicators

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    5th Floor (North)
    Howden House
    1 Union Street
    Sheffield
    S1 2SH
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