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Municipal waste. By type of treatment method

Municipal waste. Landfill
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union-27
2019 148 .. .. ..
2018 149 242 (e) .. 117
2017 166 242 .. 118
2016 169 251 .. 121
2015 161 261 .. 127
2014 170 259 .. 134
2013 163 253 .. 142
2012 174 284 .. 153
2011 180 (e) 305 .. 167
2010 193 318 .. 178
2009 220 314 .. 186
2008 250 285 .. 190
2007 267 344 .. 199
2006 296 353 .. 202
2005 301 288 .. 202
2004 315 304 .. 215
2003 322 360 .. 229
2002 362 355 .. 241
2001 359 360 .. 250
2000 364 334 .. 262
Units: Kg/inhab./year.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. Catalan Waste Agency. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Municipal waste. Incineration
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union-27
2019 81 .. .. ..
2018 83 62 (e) .. 131
2017 85 60 .. 132
2016 91 56 .. 130
2015 84 58 .. 127
2014 82 52 .. 126
2013 77 53 .. 125
2012 75 45 .. 122
2011 70 (e) 50 .. 125
2010 67 44 .. 121
2009 84 48 .. 117
2008 74 47 .. 116
2007 79 57 .. 112
2006 92 54 .. 111
2005 97 44 .. 103
2004 105 31 .. 95
2003 111 42 .. 90
2002 97 38 .. 90
2001 109 36 .. 87
2000 114 36 .. 84
Units: Kg/inhab./year.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. Catalan Waste Agency. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Municipal waste. Material recycling
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union-27
2019 179 .. .. ..
2018 164 87 (e) .. 150
2017 152 87 .. 147
2016 141 85 .. 145
2015 142 84 .. 141
2014 134 76 .. 134
2013 130 70 .. 128
2012 141 91 .. 130
2011 163 81 .. 128
2010 172 90 .. 125
2009 165 82 .. 123
2008 157 85 .. 120
2007 160 77 .. 119
2006 155 82 .. 109
2005 145 84 .. 105
2004 128 87 .. 100
2003 114 89 .. 100
2002 98 92 .. 100
2001 87 72 .. 92
2000 73 44 .. 87
Units: Kg/inhab./year.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. Catalan Waste Agency. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Municipal waste. Composting and digestion
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union-27
2019 57 .. .. ..
2018 55 84 (e) .. 83
2017 51 84 .. 83
2016 50 72 .. 81
2015 51 53 .. 75
2014 51 62 .. 73
2013 50 77 .. 71
2012 51 48 .. 69
2011 55 49 .. 66
2010 55 59 .. 66
2009 46 97 .. 67
2008 43 134 .. 69
2007 42 99 .. 64
2006 36 102 .. 61
2005 29 100 .. 59
2004 26 98 .. 59
2003 26 96 .. 57
2002 17 94 .. 57
2001 10 67 .. 54
2000 5 77 .. 53
Units: Kg/inhab./year.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. Catalan Waste Agency. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: November 27, 2020.

Methodological note

This indicator presents the amount of municipal waste generated as measured in kg per person per year.

It consists of waste collected by the municipal authorities and disposed of through the waste management system. The bulk of this waste stream is from households, commerce, offices and public institutions are included.

The annual amount of waste is divided by the population in the year in question. For Catalonia the population on 1 January is used; for Spain and the European Union, the yearly population average is used.

According to Eurostat questionnaire guidelines, the waste includes the following types of materials: paper, paperboard and paper products, plastics, glass, metals, food and garden waste and textiles.

Landfill is defined as deposit of waste into or onto land; it includes specially engineered landfills and temporary storage of over one year on permanent sites. The definition covers both landfill in internal sites (i.e. where a generator of waste is carrying out its own waste disposal at the place of generation) and in external sites.

Incineration means thermal treatment of waste in an incineration plant or a co-incineration plant. The bulk of this waste stream is from households, commerce, offices and public institutions.

The Catalonia composting data refers to treatment of selectively collected organic fraction of municipal waste (OFMSW). From year 2012, composting data also includes information about autocomposting.

Provisional data.