Database

The Eurostat dissemination database is regularly updated with the most recent data on the generation and treatment of waste. It provides statistics collected under the Waste Statistics Regulation as well as data collected for key waste streams under thematic reporting obligations on waste.

Data is usually available for the 27  European Union Member States and Turkey and Norway.

To access the data please click on the following icon in the data tree below .

Explanatory texts (metadata)  can also be accessed by clicking on this icon in the data tree .

If you need more instructions on how to use the data explorer (making and completing an extraction), please use the following link to: Demo tours.

Explanations for some of the datasets:

Waste generation and waste treatment (env_wasgt)

This section presents the data collected under the Waste Statistics Regulation together with WStatR-based indicators and material flow data. This includes:

  • Data on waste generation (env_wasgen), on waste treatment (env_was trt) and on recovery and disposal facilities (enf_wasfac) collected under the Waste Statistics Regulation;
  • The set of waste management indicators based on WStatR data and on waste import/export data (env_wasoper; env_wasflow);
  •  The waste treatment data used for the material flow diagram (Sankey diagram) on the circular economy (env_wassd).

The data on waste management indicators is split in two data sets: The data set env_wasoper includes  the indicators values, i.e. the treatment rates by type of treatment, whereas the data set env_wasflow includes the data underlying the indicator calculation.

Please note: The Waste Statistics Regulation was revised between the reference years 2008 and 2010. Some of these changes cause breaks in time series. Instructions on how to avoid breaks when downloading data are available here .

Waste streams (env_wasst)

There are a number of EU Directives which require the measurement and reporting of data about particular waste streams. These data is required i.a. to monitor Member States’ compliance with the targets set out in the Directives, like e.g. recycling rates.

The following key waste streams refer to these Directives:

  • Batteries
  • End of life vehicles
  • Hazardous waste
  • Municipal waste
  • Packaging and packaging  waste
  • Waste electrical and electronic equipment
  • Shipment of waste between countries

The following statistics are produced voluntary, without legal basis. Also they are used for measuring compliance with targets:
• Municipal waste
• Trade in recyclable raw materials
• Coverage rate of municipal waste collection by NUTS 2 regions