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Municipal waste, 2016

20.04.2017


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the total amount of collected municipal waste in the Republic of Macedonia
in 2016 was 610 227 tonnes. Compared to 2015, the total amount of collected municipal waste decreased by 1.6 %.

 
The highest amount of collected municipal waste was registered in the Skopje Region - 160 290 tonnes, or 26.2% of the total
collected amount in the Republic of Macedonia. Of the total amount of collected municipal waste, 512 657 tonnes, or 84%, were
collected from households, and the remaining 16% from legal and natural persons (commercial waste).

By waste type, the highest amount of collected waste is mixed municipal waste, 543 644 tonnes or 89 %, and the lowest amount
is rubber waste, 656 tonnes or 0.1% of the total amount of collected waste.


The total amount of generated municipal waste in the Republic of Macedonia in 2016 was 796 585 tonnes. The annual amount
of generated municipal waste per person in 2016 was 376 kg per person, which is 1.1% more than in 2015.


Most of the collected municipal waste (99.4%) is disposed of in landfills.







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