Municipal waste; quantities

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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.

Municipal waste; quantities

Regional divisions Periods Municipal waste (1000 tonnes)Total municipal waste (1 000 tonnes) Household wasteTotalTotal household waste (1 000 tonnes) Household wasteKerbside collectionTotal household waste (1 000 tonnes) Household wasteBring/drop-off collectionTotal household waste (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (kg per capita)Total municipal waste (kg per capita) Municipal waste (kg per capita)Household wasteTotal household waste (kg per capita) Municipal waste (kg per capita)Cleansing services and other wasteTotal cleansing services and other waste (kg per capita) Household waste by type of wasteSmall household waste (%) Household waste by type of wasteBulky household waste (%) Separate collectionHousehold waste (%) ProcessingTotal municipal wasteRecycling and reuse (%) ProcessingTotal municipal wasteComposting (%) ProcessingTotal municipal wasteSeparation afterwards (%) ProcessingTotal municipal wasteIncineration (%) ProcessingTotal municipal wasteLandfilling (%)
Nederland 2019* 9,546 8,512 5,400 3,112 552 493 60 71 29 60 . . . . .
Noord-Nederland (LD) 2019* 1,140 991 632 359 661 575 86 69 31 64 . . . . .
Oost-Nederland (LD) 2019* 1,922 1,704 1,089 616 527 468 60 75 25 70 . . . . .
West-Nederland (LD) 2019* 4,361 3,963 2,611 1,352 528 480 48 72 28 49 . . . . .
Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2019* 2,123 1,854 1,069 785 580 506 73 66 34 70 . . . . .
Groningen (PV) 2019* 367 306 194 112 628 523 105 70 30 61 . . . . .
Friesland (PV) 2019* 438 401 249 152 676 619 57 66 34 64 . . . . .
Drenthe (PV) 2019* 335 284 189 95 681 578 103 73 27 68 . . . . .
Overijssel (PV) 2019* 623 534 309 224 538 461 77 76 24 73 . . . . .
Flevoland (PV) 2019* 213 197 131 66 510 472 38 69 31 61 . . . . .
Gelderland (PV) 2019* 1,087 974 648 325 525 470 55 75 25 70 . . . . .
Utrecht (PV) 2019* 701 638 394 243 522 475 47 71 29 59 . . . . .
Noord-Holland (PV) 2019* 1,490 1,352 906 445 522 474 48 73 27 47 . . . . .
Zuid-Holland (PV) 2019* 1,878 1,704 1,163 542 511 464 47 74 26 44 . . . . .
Zeeland (PV) 2019* 292 269 148 121 763 702 61 61 39 66 . . . . .
Noord-Brabant (PV) 2019* 1,493 1,280 754 526 586 503 84 66 34 69 . . . . .
Limburg (PV) 2019* 631 574 315 259 565 514 51 65 35 71 . . . . .
Fewer than 5 000 inhabitants 2019* 14 10 7 3 1,140 848 292 74 26 48 . . . . .
5 000 to 9 999 inhabitants 2019* 53 43 29 13 633 510 123 76 24 65 . . . . .
10 000 to 19 999 inhabitants 2019* 602 543 320 223 601 542 59 68 32 72 . . . . .
20 000 to 49 999 inhabitants 2019* 3,676 3,281 1,971 1,310 603 538 65 69 31 69 . . . . .
50 000 to 99 999 inhabitants 2019* 2,071 1,860 1,162 698 562 505 57 70 30 63 . . . . .
100 000 inhabitants or more 2019* 3,130 2,775 1,910 865 489 433 55 75 25 44 . . . . .
Not urbanised 2019* 902 806 485 321 674 602 71 67 33 72 . . . . .
Hardly urbanised 2019* 2,297 2,024 1,227 797 611 538 73 69 31 73 . . . . .
Moderately urbanised 2019* 1,534 1,370 820 551 578 516 62 69 31 67 . . . . .
Strongly urbanised 2019* 2,843 2,569 1,591 978 536 484 52 71 29 60 . . . . .
Extremely urbanised 2019* 1,971 1,743 1,278 465 466 413 54 77 23 33 . . . . .
Source: CBS.
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