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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Municipal Waste management
Municipal waste is collected and disposed of by local authorities. It includes regular household collections, recycling collections, collections of bulky items, waste received at civic amenity sites, and waste collected from non-household sources.
The overarching waste strategy “Towards Zero Waste” sets the the following targets for municipal waste collected by local authorities:
- a minimum of 70% of waste being reused, recycled or composted by 2024/25;
- a maximum of 30% energy being created from waste by 2024/25;
- a maximum of 5% of waste being landfilled; and
- Wales to achieve zero waste by 2050.
The recycling targets become law from April 2012 under the Waste (Wales) Measure 2010. The first statutory target is to reuse, recycle or compost 52% of municipal waste collected by local authorities in 2012-13.
The Landfill Allowances Scheme (Wales) Regulations 2004 (The LAS regulations) came into force in Wales on 1 October 2004, to reduce the amount of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) going to landfill sites.
From 1996-97 to 2003-04, data on municipal waste was collected by questionnaires. In 2004, an online municipal waste data collection system called WasteDataFlow was launched. This gave local government officers a single, user-friendly and comprehensive system to replace the numerous questionnaires.
The municipal waste management report, is published annually. It aims to monitor and report on the levels and management of municipal waste from local authorities. The first annual report using data from WasteDataFlow was published for 2004-05.
Every 3 months Local Authorities enter their data onto WasteDataFlow to report on recycling, re-use, composting and disposal activities. We report provisional results for Local Authorities in Wales through the Quarterly release. This is a quarterly summary of provisional Local Authority waste data. The Quarterly release is designed to give an early indication of trends.
More information on municipal waste management statistics in England is available on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website.
More information on municipal waste management statistics in Northern Ireland is available on the Northern Ireland Environment Agency website.
More information on municipal waste management statistics in Scotland is available on the Scotland Environment Protection Agency website.