Municipal waste; quantities

Municipal waste; quantities

Periods Regional divisions Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Total municipal waste (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Total household waste (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Kerbside collection Total household waste (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Bring/drop-off collection Total household waste (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (kg per capita) Total municipal waste (kg per capita) Municipal waste (kg per capita) Household waste Total household waste (kg per capita) Municipal waste (kg per capita) Cleansing services and other waste Total cleansing services and other waste (kg per capita) Household waste by type of waste Small household waste (%) Household waste by type of waste Bulky household waste (%) Separate collection Household waste (%) Processing Total municipal waste Recycling and reuse (%) Processing Total municipal waste Composting (%) Processing Total municipal waste Separation afterwards (%) Processing Total municipal waste Incineration (%) Processing Total municipal waste Landfilling (%)
1995 Nederland 8,811 7,443 6,209 1,233 571 482 89 80 20 42 . . . . .
2000 Nederland 10,262 8,986 6,560 2,426 647 566 80 76 24 46 23 22 15 29 9
2005 Nederland 10,408 9,158 6,403 2,755 638 562 77 74 26 48 25 23 18 32 2
2010 Nederland 10,061 8,860 6,134 2,726 607 535 72 74 26 50 27 23 18 32 0
2011 Nederland 10,163 8,915 6,141 2,774 610 535 75 74 26 51 27 23 17 32 1
2012 Nederland 9,816 8,656 5,982 2,674 587 517 69 75 25 51 27 24 15 34 1
2013 Nederland 9,446 8,299 5,706 2,594 563 495 68 75 25 51 27 24 14 34 1
2014 Nederland 9,517 8,385 5,736 2,649 565 498 67 75 25 52 27 25 14 32 1
2015 Nederland 9,513 8,376 5,661 2,715 563 496 67 75 25 53 29 25 13 32 1
2016 Nederland 9,520 8,423 5,608 2,815 561 496 65 74 26 55 29 26 12 31 1
2017 Nederland 9,462 8,425 5,511 2,914 554 493 61 73 27 57 30 26 11 31 1
2018 Nederland 9,520 8,469 5,431 3,038 554 493 61 72 28 58 31 27 16 25 1
2019* Nederland 9,546 8,512 5,400 3,112 552 493 60 71 29 60 . . . . .
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


Amount of municipal waste collected by or on behalf of municipalities in the Netherlands. Amount of waste by type of waste, province, municipal size class and degree of urbanisation. Statistical information on waste treatment.

Data available from: 1993

Status of the figures:
The 2016, 2017 and 2018 data are revised provisional and the 2019 data are provisional; all other data are final.

Changes as of 3 July 2020:
Provisional data for 2019 has been added.

When will new figures be published?
Revised provisional data for 2019 will be published in December 2020.

Description topics

Municipal waste (1000 tonnes)
Total municipal waste
Household waste
Household waste. A small part comes from the private sector, offices, shops, etc.
Total
Total household waste
Kerbside collection
Household waste collected from kerbside.
Total household waste
Bring/drop-off collection
Collection via recycling centres or recycling banks at bring sites.
Total household waste
Municipal waste (kg per capita)
Total municipal waste
Household waste
Household waste. A small part comes from the private sector, offices,
shops, etc.
Total household waste
Cleansing services and other waste
Cleansing waste is collected by (or on behalf of) the municipal cleansing and public garden departments (excluding construction and demolition waste).
Other waste refers to waste collected from the private sector, like offices, shops, etc.
Total cleansing services and other waste
Household waste by type of waste
Small household waste
Small household waste includes
- Mixed household waste
- Organic, kitchen and garden waste
- Paper and cardboard
- Textiles
- Container glass
- Plastic packaging
- Cartons for beverages
- Metal packaging
- Mixed packaging
- Household hazardous waste
- Diapers
- Household hazardous waste
- Mixed recyclables
Bulky household waste
Bulky household waste includes
- Bulky household waste
- Renovation waste
- Bulky garden waste
- Waste electrical and electronic equipment
- Furniture
- Plastics
- Carpeting
- Mattresses
- Rubble
- Wood
- Preserved wood
- Scrap metals
- Flat glass
- Bitumen roof covering materials
- Gypsum
- Waste containing asbestos
- Uncontaminated soil
- Used tyres
- Expanded polystyrene
- Gas cylinders and fire extinguishers
- Carcasses
- Other waste categories
Separate collection
Percentage of household waste collected separately.
Separately collected waste has not necessarily to be reused or recycled.
Household waste
Mixed and bulky household waste and renovation waste are collected as mixed waste streams. All other waste streams are collected separately.
Processing
Processing refers to the first method applied. The final method may differ from the first method.
Total municipal waste
Recycling and reuse
Composting
Including digestion of organic waste.
Separation afterwards
This processing method involves prior removal of constituents fit for reuse/recycling.
Incineration
Landfilling