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Municipal waste. By type of treatment method

Municipal waste. Landfill
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2020 141 .. ..
2019 148 257 (e) 119 (p)
2018 149 255 120 (e)
2017 166 242 120 (e)
2016 169 251 121 (e)
2015 161 261 127 (e)
2014 170 259 134 (e)
2013 163 253 142 (e)
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 (e)
2004 315 304 215 (e)
2003 322 360 229 (e)
2002 362 355 241 (e)
2001 359 360 250 (e)
2000 364 334 262 (e)
Units: Kg/inhab./year.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. Catalan Waste Agency. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(p) Provisional value.
(e) Estimated value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Municipal waste. Incineration
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2020 74 .. ..
2019 81 54 (e) 134 (p)
2018 83 55 132 (e)
2017 85 60 133 (e)
2016 91 56 131 (e)
2015 84 58 128 (e)
2014 82 52 128 (e)
2013 77 53 127 (e)
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 (e)
2006 92 54 111 (e)
2005 97 44 103 (e)
2004 105 31 95 (e)
2003 111 42 90 (e)
2002 97 38 90 (e)
2001 109 36 87 (e)
2000 114 36 84 (e)
Units: Kg/inhab./year.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. Catalan Waste Agency. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(p) Provisional value.
(e) Estimated value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Municipal waste. Material recycling
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2020 180 .. ..
2019 179 86 (e) 152 (e)
2018 164 86 149
2017 152 87 148
2016 141 85 146
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 (e)
2005 145 84 105 (e)
2004 128 87 100 (e)
2003 114 89 100 (e)
2002 98 92 100 (e)
2001 87 72 92 (e)
2000 73 44 87 (e)
Units: Kg/inhab./year.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. Catalan Waste Agency. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Municipal waste. Composting and digestion
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2020 54 .. ..
2019 57 80 (e) 87 (e)
2018 55 80 85
2017 51 84 85
2016 50 72 82
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 (e)
2005 29 100 59 (e)
2004 26 98 59 (e)
2003 26 96 57
2002 17 94 57
2001 10 67 54 (e)
2000 5 77 53 (e)
Units: Kg/inhab./year.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. Catalan Waste Agency. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: December 3, 2021.

Statistics RESMC

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.