Municipal waste; quantities

Municipal waste; quantities

Regional divisions Periods Municipalities, inhabitants and response Number of Dutch municipalities (number) Municipalities, inhabitants and response Responding municipalities (%) Municipalities, inhabitants and response Total number of inhabitants (x 1 000) Municipalities, inhabitants and response Inhabitants in responding municipalities (%)
Fewer than 5 000 inhabitants 2020** 5 60 12 61
5 000 to 9 999 inhabitants 2020** 9 100 75 100
10 000 to 19 999 inhabitants 2020** 67 93 1,016 92
20 000 to 49 999 inhabitants 2020** 186 89 5,977 89
50 000 to 99 999 inhabitants 2020** 56 86 3,760 86
100 000 inhabitants or more 2020** 32 78 6,567 86
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 2018, 2019 and 2020 data are revised provisional; all other data are final.

Changes as of 17 December 2021:
Definitive data for 2017 and new revised provisional data for 2018, 2019 and 2020 has been added.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional data for 2021 will be published in June 2022.

Description topics

Municipalities, inhabitants and response
Number of Dutch municipalities
Total number of municipalities on 1 January.
Responding municipalities
Total number of inhabitants
Number of inhabitants on 1 januari.
Inhabitants in responding municipalities