Project Integra - Hampshire's integrated waste management partnership

Performance charts

Waste Volumes

The chart below shows total household waste (tonnes) for each year since 2000/01.

Waste volume charts

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Total household waste volumes rose to a peak of 850,000 tonnes in 2002/03, since when they have declined, although they have increased again since 2014/15 to 796,911 tonnes in 2015/16. Waste volumes are affected by a range of factors, including:

  • Waste prevention work by Project Integra partners (behavioural change initiatives, home compost bin distribution) and others

  • Changes in collection policies (alternating weekly collections, restrictions on side waste)

  • Changes in packaging and manufacturing

  • Trade waste controls at Household Waste Recycling Centres (2008/09)

  • Wider economic conditions

  • Changes in populations and demographics


Recycling and Composting

Reused, Recycle and Composting 2000/01 to 2015/16

Recycling chart

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Recycling rates rose to a high of 38% in 2008/9, as a result of:

  • the extension of kerbside recycling collections to cover almost all households in our area

  • increasing the range of materials that can be recycled at the kerbside

  • Addition of further recycling points and Household Waste Recycling Centres

  • Increasing the provision of kerbside garden waste collections

  • Increasing awareness amongst the public.

In recent years, the recycling rate has leveled off or even reduced. This has been reflected nationally, and is due to a range of factors including changing consumer behavior, and changes in packaging materials.


Energy Recovery

Our three energy recovery facilities were commissioned between 2003 and 2005.

Energy recovery chart

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The dramatic increase in the amount of waste from which we recover energy is illustrated in the chart above.



The proportion of municipal waste we send to landfill has reduced dramatically as a result of the increases in recycling and energy recovery. We now send a lower proportion of waste to landfill than any other county in the UK.

Landfill chart

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