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Waste Data Interrogator (WDI) 2019

The scheduled release for the WDI 2019 is w/c 21st September 2020. 

If you follow the announcements section of the forum you will receive an email notification when this data has been released:

https://support.environment.data.gov.uk/hc/en-gb/sections/360000241357-Recently-updated-datasets

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Ella,

Has this data-set been released yet, or do I have to submit a FOI to get it sooner than release?

Tom.

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Good Morning Tom, 

Unfortunately the release date has been pushed back, its likely to be published by the end of the month. 

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Ella Fotheringham

Environment Agency  

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Hoping to see this data appearing soon.  Is it still the intention for it to be released "by the end of the month"?  Thanks. Andrew.

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Hello, 

Just to provide you with an update - I have been advised the WDI 2019 will be published early next week.

Ella Fotheringham  

Environment Agency

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Hi Ella,

Thank you for the prompt update, saves me having to badger you tomorrow. When the 1st of the month rolls on in.

Look forward to seeing the data when it arrives.

Tom.

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Hi Ella, delighted the Waste Data Interrogator 2019 info has been released, thank you for the update.

Looking at the data files, why are there no geographical fields ... previous versions have had Easting, Northing and Postcode.  Those fields are crucial for allowing meaningful mapping activity from the data, rather than it being a mass of rows and columns.  Is this an oversight, a deliberate omission or am I missing something obvious please?  (I've tried 'unhiding' columns just in case they were hidden).

Also, can you advise as to when the Waste Incinerator Returns element of the WDI is expected to be released?

Many thanks.  Andrew

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Hi Ella,

Thank you for the release of the WDI data, I had misgivings when I heard earlier in the year that you would be switching to a spreadsheet format for the data, as I thought that there would not be as much information contained within the sheet as there used to be within the database.

Unfortunately it has proved to be the case. As Andrew has highlighted there is no geographic information contained within the sheet, a very useful and helpful component of the Database which helps add useful geographical insights to the data. Whilst I know that most of the geographical information is contained within the public register, accessing 7000 sites to get the data is shall we say, time consuming.

It would be very handy if at the very least a postcode for a site was included, as this would help in positioning the site geographically, whilst a post code is a very broad and generalised locator, it is better than nothing.

Thank you again for the release, and I hope that an update can be issued shortly to contain the positional data.

Best wishes

Tom.

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Hello

Thanks for your feedback about the geographical data that is missing.  We'll add it back in and reissue the datasets.

I'll post an update on here when its done, apologies.

The incinerator returns have now been combined with all the other data in the spreadsheets.

ANDREA PURDY

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Andrea,

Thank you for letting us know, and for sorting out an update.

Tom.

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Hi Andrea, thanks from me as well, that will help greatly to have the geographical info back.  And I further acknowledge your note that the Incinerator info is part of the WDI files, appreciated.

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Hi - when is the updated (with georeference fields) WDI info due for release please?

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Hello

I expect the revised files to be available at some point today.

Thanks

ANDREA

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The 2 excel files for wastes received and wastes removed have been updated.

We have added in eastings / northings, site address and postcode.

Thanks
ANDREA

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