Municipal waste; quantities

Municipal waste; quantities

Periods Regional divisions Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Total household waste (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Mixed household waste (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Bulky household waste (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Renovation waste (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Organic, kitchen and garden waste (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Paper and cardboard (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Textiles (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Container glass (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Plastic packaging (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Cartons for beverages (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Metal packaging (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Mixed packaging (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Household hazardous waste (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Diapers (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Frying fat and oils (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Mixed recyclables (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Bulky garden waste (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Waste electrical and electronic equipm. (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Furniture (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Plastics (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Carpeting (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Mattresses (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Rubble (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Wood (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Preserved wood (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Scrap metals (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Flat glass (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Bitumen roof covering materials (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Gypsum (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Waste containing asbestos (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Uncontaminated soil (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Used tyres (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Expanded polystyrene (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Gas cylinders and fire extinguishers (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Carcasses (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Household waste Total Other waste categories (1 000 tonnes) Separate collection Household waste (%) Separate collection Small household waste (%) Separate collection Bulky household waste (%)
2007 Nederland 9,301 3,964 683 108 1,315 1,106 65 344 6 2.2 2.2 21 14 452 74 39 4 11 459 349 35 83 10 12 14 111 2.5 12.4 49 42 68
2008 Nederland 9,211 3,947 686 98 1,289 1,124 69 349 8 2.3 1.9 21 12 426 81 38 5 13 432 342 31 82 9 10 12 105 2.5 15.5 49 42 67
2009 Nederland 9,059 3,878 640 88 1,302 1,077 65 345 26 2.8 2.0 21 10 444 82 38 6 11 429 326 30 83 9 11 11 107 2.3 13.9 49 42 69
2010 Nederland 8,860 3,751 615 75 1,255 1,065 68 350 83 2.6 2.0 21 10 447 84 38 7 11 402 323 28 74 9 11 11 97 2.5 17.8 50 43 69
2011 Nederland 8,915 3,734 600 79 1,297 1,044 66 349 98 2.9 2.0 21 9 448 86 40 8 10 427 334 32 70 9 12 12 105 2.7 17.8 51 44 70
2012 Nederland 8,656 3,663 536 67 1,303 981 65 348 106 3.3 2.1 20 10 461 81 40 10 9 389 318 31 64 9 11 10 97 2.6 18.6 51 44 72
2013 Nederland 8,299 3,523 473 64 1,252 924 65 345 116 3.6 2.2 20 10 1.2 0.7 445 75 42 13 9 1.6 375 309 30 60 9 11 16 10 90 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.8 51 44 74
2014 Nederland 8,385 3,469 465 67 1,346 914 67 339 131 4.0 2.5 19 10 1.3 1.0 463 75 44 16 8 2.9 383 322 31 60 10 10 17 10 91 2.9 0.3 0.2 0.2 2.1 52 45 74
2015 Nederland 8,376 3,383 455 63 1,348 904 73 342 85 2.8 2.3 86 20 9 1.5 0.9 452 76 46 19 8 4.9 394 351 33 65 10 10 19 10 96 3.0 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.9 53 46 76
2016 Nederland 8,423 3,221 485 67 1,402 896 76 343 26 1.4 1.2 202 20 8 1.5 0.9 474 77 45 22 9 5.8 407 376 37 70 11 10 20 11 95 3.3 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.8 55 48 75
Source: CBS.
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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)
Household waste
Household waste. A small part comes from the private sector, offices, shops, etc.
Total
Total household waste
Mixed household waste
Bulky household waste
Large items of household waste which have to be collected separately.
Renovation waste
Mixed construction and demolition waste.
Organic, kitchen and garden waste
Paper and cardboard
Including paper and cardboard collected by clubs, schools and charities.
Textiles
Clothing, textiles and shoes. Including textiles collected by clubs, schools and charities.
Container glass
Bottles and jars. Excluding flat glass.
Plastic packaging
Plastic packaging like bottles, foil and trays.
Data over the years up to 2007 include other rigid (non-packaging) plastics.
The volume of plastic packaging waste only refers to materials collected separately. Some municipalities, mainly in the provinces of Groningen and Friesland, have opted for separation of plastics from household waste after collection. The volume of this waste (sorted afterwards) is not included in the figures.
Cartons for beverages
Metal packaging
Cans, tins, etc.
Mixed packaging
A mix of plastic and metal packaging and cartons for beverages.
Household hazardous waste
Diapers
Frying fat and oils
Mixed recyclables
Bulky garden waste
Waste electrical and electronic equipm.
Furniture
Plastics
Like plastic garden furniture and plastic toys.
Carpeting
Mattresses
Rubble
Wood
Excluding preserved wood.
Preserved wood
For instance wood treated with Wolman’s salt or creosote.
Scrap metals
Flat glass
Panes, mirrors, etc.
Bitumen roof covering materials
Gypsum
Waste building materials containing gypsum like plasterboard.
Waste containing asbestos
Uncontaminated soil
Used tyres
Expanded polystyrene
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) of Styrofoam.
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.
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

Besides mixed household waste, all wastes are collected seperately
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

Besides bulky household waste and renovation waste, all wastes are collected seperately