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Commercial Waste

Commercial waste is produced from a number of diverse sources, including shops, offices and commercial premises such as paper, cardboard, plastic, organics and glass etc. 

In 2003 the total quantity of commercial waste collected by the private sector in the South East region was 86,263 tonnes. 

The table below shows the composition of commercial waste collected in the South East Region in 2003.

Commercial Waste Fraction   Quantity (T) Fraction (%) 
 Glass  6,038  7
 Textile  863  1
 Paper/Cardboard 42,268  49
 Metal 2,588  3
 Plastic  8,626  10


18,115  21
 Other  7,764  9
 Total  86,262  100

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