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 2019** 9,547 8,508 5,385 3,123 552 492 60 71 29 60 32 27 16 24 1
Noord-Nederland (LD) 2019** 1,140 992 631 360 661 575 86 69 31 64 31 33 26 9 1
Oost-Nederland (LD) 2019** 1,925 1,707 1,088 619 528 468 60 74 26 70 34 34 8 22 1
West-Nederland (LD) 2019** 4,364 3,967 2,609 1,358 529 481 48 72 28 49 29 19 21 30 1
Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2019** 2,118 1,843 1,057 786 578 503 75 67 33 70 36 33 9 21 1
Groningen (PV) 2019** 366 305 193 112 627 523 104 70 30 61 32 29 24 14 1
Friesland (PV) 2019** 439 403 249 154 678 622 57 65 35 64 32 31 29 7 1
Drenthe (PV) 2019** 334 284 189 95 680 577 103 73 27 68 30 38 23 7 2
Overijssel (PV) 2019** 621 534 309 225 537 462 76 76 24 73 34 35 8 22 1
Flevoland (PV) 2019** 216 200 131 68 518 479 39 68 32 62 37 23 5 33 1
Gelderland (PV) 2019** 1,087 973 647 326 525 470 55 75 25 71 34 36 8 21 1
Utrecht (PV) 2019** 700 638 395 244 521 476 46 71 29 58 33 23 8 35 0
Noord-Holland (PV) 2019** 1,498 1,357 912 445 525 476 49 72 28 48 29 18 32 19 1
Zuid-Holland (PV) 2019** 1,873 1,703 1,155 548 510 463 46 74 26 44 27 17 19 36 1
Zeeland (PV) 2019** 293 269 147 122 766 702 63 61 39 66 38 28 2 29 2
Noord-Brabant (PV) 2019** 1,491 1,270 742 528 586 499 87 67 33 70 36 33 6 25 1
Limburg (PV) 2019** 627 573 315 258 562 513 48 66 34 71 37 32 18 12 1
Fewer than 5 000 inhabitants 2019** 14 10 8 3 1,143 851 292 74 26 49 22 25 36 16 1
5 000 to 9 999 inhabitants 2019** 53 43 29 14 637 515 121 75 25 66 27 43 9 20 1
10 000 to 19 999 inhabitants 2019** 596 537 319 218 596 537 59 69 31 72 35 36 11 16 2
20 000 to 49 999 inhabitants 2019** 3,655 3,264 1,961 1,303 600 536 64 69 31 69 35 34 11 19 1
50 000 to 99 999 inhabitants 2019** 2,073 1,869 1,166 703 563 508 55 70 30 63 35 27 12 25 1
100 000 inhabitants or more 2019** 3,154 2,784 1,902 882 492 435 58 75 25 44 27 16 26 30 1
Not urbanised 2019** 893 804 485 319 667 601 66 67 33 71 33 37 14 14 1
Hardly urbanised 2019** 2,285 2,015 1,225 790 608 536 72 69 31 73 34 38 10 17 1
Moderately urbanised 2019** 1,531 1,366 817 549 577 515 62 69 31 67 35 31 9 24 1
Strongly urbanised 2019** 2,855 2,573 1,579 994 538 485 53 71 29 60 35 24 12 28 1
Extremely urbanised 2019** 1,983 1,750 1,278 472 469 414 55 77 23 33 22 11 36 30 0
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 2017, 2018 and 2019 data are revised provisional; all other data are final.

Changes as of 14 December 2020:
Final data for 2016 and new revised provisional data for 2017, 2018 and 2019 has been added.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional data for 2020 will be published in June 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