Municipal waste in EU

Municipal waste statistics in Europe


In the EU27, 513 kg of municipal waste1 was generated per person in 2009. The amount generated per person varied from 316 kg in the Czech Republic and Poland to 833 kg in Denmark.

On average in the EU27, 504 kg of municipal waste was treated2 per person in 2009. Municipal waste was treated in different ways: 38% was landfilled3, 20% incinerated, 24% recycled and 18% composted.

This information and many more are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.


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