Municipal waste; quantities

Municipal waste; quantities

Regional divisions Periods Municipal waste (1000 tonnes) Total municipal waste (1 000 tonnes) Municipal waste (kg per capita) Total municipal waste (kg per capita) 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 (%) 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 (%)
Nederland 2020* 10,087 579 . . . . . 355 67 17,408 66
Noord-Nederland (LD) 2020* 1,212 701 . . . . . 42 60 1,730 70
Oost-Nederland (LD) 2020* 2,029 553 . . . . . 82 83 3,671 72
West-Nederland (LD) 2020* 4,628 556 . . . . . 138 62 8,327 68
Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2020* 2,218 603 . . . . . 93 63 3,680 52
Groningen (PV) 2020* 393 670 . . . . . 12 83 586 87
Fryslân (PV) 2020* 465 715 . . . . . 18 22 650 35
Drenthe (PV) 2020* 355 719 . . . . . 12 92 494 93
Overijssel (PV) 2020* 657 565 . . . . . 25 88 1,162 82
Flevoland (PV) 2020* 232 547 . . . . . 6 67 423 31
Gelderland (PV) 2020* 1,140 546 . . . . . 51 82 2,086 74
Utrecht (PV) 2020* 745 550 . . . . . 26 62 1,355 72
Noord-Holland (PV) 2020* 1,597 554 . . . . . 47 62 2,880 71
Zuid-Holland (PV) 2020* 1,978 533 . . . . . 52 63 3,709 67
Zeeland (PV) 2020* 308 804 . . . . . 13 54 383 43
Noord-Brabant (PV) 2020* 1,560 609 . . . . . 62 69 2,563 57
Limburg (PV) 2020* 658 589 . . . . . 31 52 1,117 40
Fewer than 5 000 inhabitants 2020* 15 1,170 . . . . . 5 20 12 14
5 000 to 9 999 inhabitants 2020* 44 593 . . . . . 9 78 75 74
10 000 to 19 999 inhabitants 2020* 637 627 . . . . . 67 78 1,016 78
20 000 to 49 999 inhabitants 2020* 3,762 629 . . . . . 186 68 5,977 67
50 000 to 99 999 inhabitants 2020* 2,248 598 . . . . . 56 63 3,760 61
100 000 inhabitants or more 2020* 3,380 515 . . . . . 32 50 6,567 65
Not urbanised 2020* 941 704 . . . . . 56 61 1,336 59
Hardly urbanised 2020* 2,356 634 . . . . . 128 77 3,714 78
Moderately urbanised 2020* 1,632 608 . . . . . 76 70 2,685 67
Strongly urbanised 2020* 3,013 567 . . . . . 74 57 5,310 52
Extremely urbanised 2020* 2,146 492 . . . . . 21 48 4,362 73
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
Municipal waste (kg per capita)
Total municipal waste
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
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