http://www.emag.suez-environnement.com tells us that:
“France is the second biggest producer of waste in the European Union, with a total of 355 million tonnes. In 2010 64% of this waste was recovered, according to a report by the Department of the Commissioner-General for Sustainable Development (CGDD) published in January 2013.
France recycles 60% of its waste. That figure includes filling quarries (with mineral waste). Excluding that activity, the recycling rate drops to 47%, but in terms of waste recovery, i.e. recycling and incineration with recovery of energy, the rate rises to 64%, all types of waste taken together”.