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Jersey recycling rates 2021 to 2023 (FOI)

Jersey recycling rates 2021 to 2023 (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 22 March 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please  provide more information on the island's recycling and non-recyclable rates, specifically for 2021, 2022 and 2023. The details on the States website end at​ 2020 and haven't been updated.

Waste Management Statistics (

Waste recycled (including composting) for 2021, 2022 and 2023 (in tonnes) for:

Recyclable items: 

  • Paper and card
  • Packaging wood
  • Metal packaging
  • Textiles
  • Plastic (supermarket film, agricultural crop cover and plastic bottles)
  • Glass
  • Green waste received
  • Household metals
  • Electrical and electronic equipment
  • Batteries
  • Plasterboard
  • Gas cylinders

Non-recyclable items: 

  • Parish deliveries to energy from waste plant (EFW)
  • Miscellaneous deliveries to EFW
  • Bulky waste deliveries for shredding
  • Dried sewage sludge to EFW
  • Grit and rags from sewage treatment works to EFW

Other waste processed or recycled 2021, 2022 and 2023:

  • Scrap metal recycled
  • Aggregates recycled
  • Metals extracted from bottom ash 
  • Ash 
  • Sewage processed (million cubic metres) 
  • % of sewage receiving full treatment


The requested information is shown in the attached spreadsheet:


It should be noted that the Government of Jersey no longer maintains records regarding metals extracted from bottom ash, therefore, this information is not held and Article 10 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law applies.

Article applied 

Article 10 - Obligation of scheduled public authority to confirm or deny holding information

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), if –

(a) a person makes a request for information to a scheduled public authority; and

(b) the authority does not hold the information, it must inform the applicant accordingly.​

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