Local Authority Performance Standards/Indicators

England

From April 2011/12 the National Indicator set will no longer be used to measure performance.  They will be replaced with a single list of government data requirements which are proposed to be reviewed on an annual basis.  The list is expected to be in place by April 2011.  Where information does not have to be reported nationally, Councils will be free to decide which of the existing indicators they wish to maintain for management and transparency purposes.

Northern Ireland

Local authorities are required to report to the Department of the Environment NI regarding the Accounts Commission Performance Indicators, six key waste collection and disposal indicators.

Local authorities must also report quarterly to Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) on the following:

  • KPI (a) Household waste sent for recycling/composting as a % of household waste arisings
  • KPI (b) Household waste landfilled as  % of household waste arisings
  • KPI (e) Municipal waste sent for recycling/composting as a % of total municipal waste
  • KPI (f) Municipal waste landfilled as a % of total municipal waste arisings
  • KPI (g) Biodegradable Municipal Waste landfilled (tonnes)
  • KPI (h) Household waste per household per annum (tonnes)
  • KPI (j) Total municipal waste arisings (tonnes)
  • KPI (n) Municipal waste arisings increase/decrease as a % of preceding years arisings
  • KPI (p) Household waste per annum per capita (tonnes)

Scotland

Required Accounts Commission Performance Indicators for waste management: waste disposal, collection, recycled, composted etc.

The Zero Waste Plan Scotland data and reporting requirements are:

  • Waste from households: by waste management method & Local Authority