Revealed: Northern Ireland council area binning most waste
New figures show residents of the Antrim & Newtownabbey area bin more waste than any other council area in Northern Ireland.
Between October and December 2018 people in the region threw away an average of 133kg of waste.
Residents in Newry, Mourne and Down produced the smallest quantity of household waste per person at 98kg.
The figures come from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) as part of a quarterly update on waste management.
Lisburn and Castlereagh, with 118kg of waste per person, placed second for the council areas with the most individual household waste.
Derry City and Strabane and Causeway Coast and Glens came in joint third with 116kg per person.
The figures take into account both of household waste sent to landfill - waste put into the black bin - and waste disposed of going towards reuse, dry recycling or composting - anything put into recycling and food waste bins.
Figures showed 230,942 tonnes of waste was collected in Northern Ireland during this period, down from 232,012 tonnes during the same three months in 2017.
One key metric recorded by DAERA is the municipal waste energy recovery rate, a figure which tracks the amount of value gained from waste products when they are converted into energy.
The highest energy rate recovered was in Newry, Mourne & Down at 47.4% and the lowest was 5% in Ards and North Down.
Northern Ireland's council districts ranked most to least for household waste per capita:
Antrim & Newtownabbey: 133kg
Lisburn & Castlereagh: 118kg
Causeway Coast and Glens: 116kg
Derry City and Strabane: 116kg
Mid Ulster: 115kg
Ards & North Down: 112kg
Fermanagh & Omagh: 108kg
Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon: 108kg
Mid & East Antrim: 108kg
Newry, Mourne & Down: 98kg
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