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Municipal waste generated
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2019 527 476 (e) 502
2018 523 475 492
2017 509 473 491
2016 495 463 490
2015 493 456 480
2014 486 448 478
2013 475 454 478
2012 492 468 488
2011 537 485 499
2010 558 510 503
2009 562 542 510
2008 581 551 518
2007 597 578 517
2006 598 590 513
2005 596 588 506
2004 606 600 500
2003 595 646 502
2002 573 637 515
2001 565 652 509
2000 556 653 513
Units: Kg/inhab./year.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. Catalan Waste Agency. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.

Last update: November 27, 2020. Revised series on February 4, 2021.

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.

Provisional data.