Landfill rate of waste excluding major mineral wastes

The indicator is defined as the volume of waste landfilled (directly or indirectly) in a country per year divided by the volume of the waste treated in the same year. Waste taken into account excludes major mineral wastes, dredging spoils and contaminated soils. This exclusion enhances comparability across countries, as mineral waste accounts for high quantities in some countries due to economic activities such as mining and construction. One exception, however, is that the indicator explicitly includes combustion wastes and solidified, stabilised and vitrified wastes, despite them being completely or partly mineral.

Data host: 

Eurostat

Unit of Measurement: 

Waste generation is measured in tonnes. For the indicator the quantity of waste landfilled is divided by the waste generated in the same year and displayed in (%)

Type of Indicator source: 

  • Intergovernmental Organisation