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Statistics and Targets





Statistics - Waste & Recycling Facts and Figures

Recycling glassAberdeenshire Council's data for waste and recycling can be found on the SEPA (Scottish Envirnomental Protection Agency) website in the Landfill Allowance Scheme reports.

For information about what you can do to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle your waste, visit the Zero Waste Scotland website.


Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power your computer for 25 minutes (British Glass)



Recycling collectionIn 2008, Aberdeenshire Council beat the Scottish Government's target of a 30% recycling rate, achieving 31.2%. We did not meet the 40% target for 2010, reaching only just under 33%, but are exploring ways to improve the service and encourage the public to help us catch up and meet the target of 60% by 2020 and then 70% in 2025

  • For information on UK and EU legislation affecting the way we must deal with our waste in the future, including the European Union's Landfill Directive, please see Zero Waste Scotland's pages.