Waste balance, key figures; national accounts, 1990-2012

Waste balance, key figures; national accounts, 1990-2012

Origin-destination Periods Total waste (1000 ton)
Total Dutch economy 1990 51,292
Total Dutch economy 1992 51,205
Total Dutch economy 1994 50,526
Total Dutch economy 1996 53,879
Total Dutch economy 1998 59,203
Total Dutch economy 2000 62,600
Total Dutch economy 2002 62,439
Total Dutch economy 2004 61,716
Total Dutch economy 2006 60,982
Total Dutch economy 2008 63,373
Total Dutch economy 2010 60,455
Total Dutch economy 2012 60,780
Total from abroad 1990 5,886
Total from abroad 1992 6,758
Total from abroad 1994 7,533
Total from abroad 1996 8,788
Total from abroad 1998 8,869
Total from abroad 2000 9,419
Total from abroad 2002 14,319
Total from abroad 2004 14,340
Total from abroad 2006 16,103
Total from abroad 2008 18,259
Total from abroad 2010 18,538
Total from abroad 2012 19,861
Total origin 1990 57,178
Total origin 1992 57,964
Total origin 1994 58,059
Total origin 1996 62,667
Total origin 1998 68,072
Total origin 2000 72,019
Total origin 2002 76,757
Total origin 2004 76,056
Total origin 2006 77,085
Total origin 2008 81,631
Total origin 2010 78,993
Total origin 2012 80,641
Total processing of producers 1990 52,946
Total processing of producers 1992 53,287
Total processing of producers 1994 52,859
Total processing of producers 1996 56,825
Total processing of producers 1998 61,704
Total processing of producers 2000 64,483
Total processing of producers 2002 64,295
Total processing of producers 2004 60,056
Total processing of producers 2006 62,023
Total processing of producers 2008 66,089
Total processing of producers 2010 63,159
Total processing of producers 2012 65,327
Recycling 1990 33,080
Recycling 1992 36,043
Recycling 1994 37,701
Recycling 1996 42,604
Recycling 1998 47,661
Recycling 2000 52,074
Recycling 2002 51,913
Recycling 2004 49,639
Recycling 2006 49,505
Recycling 2008 53,485
Recycling 2010 50,511
Recycling 2012 53,056
Incineration 1990 3,820
Incineration 1992 4,002
Incineration 1994 4,345
Incineration 1996 5,696
Incineration 1998 6,863
Incineration 2000 7,017
Incineration 2002 7,939
Incineration 2004 8,370
Incineration 2006 8,918
Incineration 2008 10,175
Incineration 2010 10,817
Incineration 2012 10,801
Dumping and disposal on land 1990 16,047
Dumping and disposal on land 1992 13,243
Dumping and disposal on land 1994 10,812
Dumping and disposal on land 1996 8,525
Dumping and disposal on land 1998 7,180
Dumping and disposal on land 2000 5,392
Dumping and disposal on land 2002 4,442
Dumping and disposal on land 2004 2,047
Dumping and disposal on land 2006 3,600
Dumping and disposal on land 2008 2,429
Dumping and disposal on land 2010 1,831
Dumping and disposal on land 2012 1,470
Total to abroad 1990 4,232
Total to abroad 1992 4,676
Total to abroad 1994 5,200
Total to abroad 1996 5,841
Total to abroad 1998 6,368
Total to abroad 2000 7,536
Total to abroad 2002 12,463
Total to abroad 2004 16,000
Total to abroad 2006 15,062
Total to abroad 2008 15,542
Total to abroad 2010 15,834
Total to abroad 2012 15,314
Total destination 1990 57,178
Total destination 1992 57,964
Total destination 1994 58,059
Total destination 1996 62,667
Total destination 1998 68,072
Total destination 2000 72,019
Total destination 2002 76,757
Total destination 2004 76,056
Total destination 2006 77,085
Total destination 2008 81,631
Total destination 2010 78,993
Total destination 2012 80,641
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains a waste balance with information on the origin and destination of different types of solid waste. The amount of waste produced by households and different industries and imports is presented. Regarding the destination of waste a distinction is made between different ways of treatment (recycling, incineration and disposal on land) and exports. The waste accounts are suitable for analysis, for example drivers behind changes in waste indicators over time.

This table is part of the environmental accounts. Data in the environmental accounts are compiled according the concepts and definitions of the national accounts, which makes it possible to quantify the environmental effects of the economic activities for the Netherlands in a consistent manner. As a result, the figures may differ from data on the environment presented elsewhere on the website.

Data available from: 1990-2012.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes as from 30 September 2016:
None, this table is dicontinued.

When will new figures be published?
This table will be continued as Waste balance, key figures; national accounts, see chapter 3.

Description topics

Total waste
Total waste according to the classification of the European legislation concerning waste statistics in the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), 2012.