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Incinerators

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL10558, tabled on 10 October 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current capacity for the incineration of household waste; and whether they have any plans to increase this capacity.

Answered on

22 October 2018

The Department does not have the data for just household waste. In 2016, the permitted capacity was 11,359,830 tonnes across the forty energy from waste plants treating ‘municipal and/or commercial & industrial waste’.

There are currently eleven further plants in construction and two consented. These are forecast to be operational by 2020.