Municipal waste; quantities

Municipal waste; quantities

Regional divisions Periods 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 (%)
Nederland 2020* 10,087 9,075 5,702 3,374 579 521 58 70 30 60 . . . . .
Noord-Nederland (LD) 2020* 1,212 1,040 655 384 701 601 100 69 31 65 . . . . .
Oost-Nederland (LD) 2020* 2,029 1,817 1,143 674 553 495 58 73 27 71 . . . . .
West-Nederland (LD) 2020* 4,628 4,249 2,774 1,476 556 510 45 71 29 49 . . . . .
Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2020* 2,218 1,969 1,129 840 603 535 68 66 34 70 . . . . .
Groningen (PV) 2020* 393 311 199 112 670 531 139 71 29 61 . . . . .
Fryslân (PV) 2020* 465 423 258 165 715 651 64 65 35 65 . . . . .
Drenthe (PV) 2020* 355 305 198 107 719 619 100 72 28 70 . . . . .
Overijssel (PV) 2020* 657 581 331 250 565 500 66 74 26 73 . . . . .
Flevoland (PV) 2020* 232 215 139 76 547 508 39 67 33 63 . . . . .
Gelderland (PV) 2020* 1,140 1,022 674 348 546 490 57 74 26 72 . . . . .
Utrecht (PV) 2020* 745 685 409 275 550 505 44 71 29 59 . . . . .
Noord-Holland (PV) 2020* 1,597 1,459 973 486 554 507 48 71 29 48 . . . . .
Zuid-Holland (PV) 2020* 1,978 1,822 1,239 583 533 491 42 74 26 44 . . . . .
Zeeland (PV) 2020* 308 284 152 132 804 740 63 60 40 67 . . . . .
Noord-Brabant (PV) 2020* 1,560 1,367 800 567 609 534 75 66 34 70 . . . . .
Limburg (PV) 2020* 658 602 329 273 589 539 50 66 34 71 . . . . .
Fewer than 5 000 inhabitants 2020* 15 11 8 3 1,170 878 292 74 26 49 . . . . .
5 000 to 9 999 inhabitants 2020* 44 39 26 14 593 525 68 75 25 69 . . . . .
10 000 to 19 999 inhabitants 2020* 637 578 337 241 627 569 58 68 32 73 . . . . .
20 000 to 49 999 inhabitants 2020* 3,762 3,379 2,010 1,369 629 565 64 68 32 70 . . . . .
50 000 to 99 999 inhabitants 2020* 2,248 2,036 1,257 780 598 542 56 69 31 63 . . . . .
100 000 inhabitants or more 2020* 3,380 3,033 2,065 968 515 462 53 74 26 45 . . . . .
Not urbanised 2020* 941 828 492 336 704 620 85 66 34 72 . . . . .
Hardly urbanised 2020* 2,356 2,101 1,275 826 634 566 69 69 31 73 . . . . .
Moderately urbanised 2020* 1,632 1,477 859 618 608 550 57 67 33 68 . . . . .
Strongly urbanised 2020* 3,013 2,744 1,680 1,064 567 517 51 70 30 60 . . . . .
Extremely urbanised 2020* 2,146 1,925 1,396 529 492 441 51 76 24 34 . . . . .
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 2020 data are provisional. The 2017, 2018 and 2019 data are revised provisional; all other data are final.

Changes as of 6 July 2021:
Provisional data for 2020 and new revised provisional data for 2017, 2018 and 2019 has been added.

When will new figures be published?
Revised provisional data for 2020 will be published in December 2021.

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