Recycling rate of municipal waste

  • Provider: Eurostat
  • Source URL: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/tgm/table.do?pcode=...
  • Catalog: Yearly from 1995 to 2016
  • Localized to: English
  • Description:

    The recycling rate, expressed in percentage, is the tonnage recycled from municipal waste divided by the total municipal waste arising. Recycling includes material recycling, composting and anaerobic digestion. Municipal waste consists to a large extent of waste generated by households, but may also include similar wastes generated by small businesses and public institutions and collected by the municipality; this latter part of municipal waste may vary from municipality to municipality and from country to country, depending on the local waste management system. For areas not covered by a municipal waste collection scheme the amount of waste generated is estimated. The Member states report each year the amount recycled and the total municipal waste generated to Eurostat. More information can be found here.

  • Dimensions

    • Waste operations
      • Recycling
    • Unit of measure
      • Thousands of tonnes
      • Thousand tonnes
    • Geopolitical entity (reporting)
      • Austria
      • Belgium
      • Bosnia and Herzegovina
      • Bulgaria
      • Croatia
      • Cyprus
      • Czech Republic
      • Denmark
      • Estonia
      • European Union (27 countries)
      • European Union (28 countries)
      • Finland
      • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the
      • France
      • Germany (until 1990 former territory of the FRG)
      • Greece
      • Hungary
      • Iceland
      • Ireland
      • Italy
      • Latvia
      • Lithuania
      • Luxembourg
      • Malta
      • Montenegro
      • Netherlands
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Portugal
      • Romania
      • Serbia
      • Slovakia
      • Slovenia
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Switzerland
      • Turkey
      • United Kingdom