Municipal waste. By type of treatment method

Municipal waste. Landfill
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union
2017 166 248 (e) .. ..
2016 169 251 .. 118 (e)
2015 161 261 .. 126 (e)
2014 170 259 .. 134 (e)
2013 163 253 .. 145 (e)
2012 174 284 .. 156 (e)
2011 180 (e) 305 .. 171 (e)
2010 193 318 .. 185 (e)
2009 220 314 .. 195 (e)
2008 250 285 .. 201 (e)
2007 267 344 .. 215 (e)
2006 296 353 .. 220 (e)
2005 301 288 .. ..
2004 315 304 .. ..
2003 322 360 .. ..
2002 362 355 .. ..
2001 359 360 .. ..
2000 364 334 .. ..
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
2017 85 60 (e) .. ..
2016 91 56 .. 133 (e)
2015 84 58 .. 127 (e)
2014 82 52 .. 126 (e)
2013 77 53 .. 122 (e)
2012 75 45 .. 118 (e)
2011 70 (e) 50 .. 119 (e)
2010 67 44 .. 114 (e)
2009 84 48 .. 111 (e)
2008 74 47 .. 109 (e)
2007 79 57 .. 104 (e)
2006 92 54 .. 103 (e)
2005 97 44 .. 97 (e)
2004 105 31 .. 90 (e)
2003 111 42 .. 84 (e)
2002 97 38 .. 84 (e)
2001 109 36 .. 81 (e)
2000 114 36 .. 79 (e)
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
2017 152 84 (e) .. ..
2016 141 85 .. 141 (e)
2015 142 84 .. 139 (e)
2014 134 76 .. 134 (e)
2013 130 70 .. 128 (e)
2012 141 91 .. 130 (e)
2011 163 81 .. 128 (e)
2010 172 90 .. 126 (e)
2009 165 82 .. 122 (e)
2008 157 85 .. 120 (e)
2007 160 77 .. 119 (e)
2006 155 82 .. ..
2005 145 84 .. ..
2004 128 87 .. ..
2003 114 89 .. ..
2002 98 92 .. ..
2001 87 72 .. ..
2000 73 44 .. ..
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
2017 51 71 (e) .. ..
2016 50 72 .. 78 (e)
2015 51 53 .. 75 (e)
2014 51 62 .. 74 (e)
2013 50 77 .. 72 (e)
2012 51 48 .. 70 (e)
2011 55 49 .. 67 (e)
2010 55 59 .. 67 (e)
2009 46 97 .. 68 (e)
2008 43 134 .. 70 (e)
2007 42 99 .. 64 (e)
2006 36 102 .. ..
2005 29 100 .. ..
2004 26 98 .. ..
2003 26 96 .. ..
2002 17 94 .. ..
2001 10 67 .. ..
2000 5 77 .. ..
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.

Date published: November 20, 2018. Revised series on December 28, 2018.

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.

Available tables

See also

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