Discover the European statistics about waste


  • Eurostat produces regular statistics on waste generation and treatment for the whole economy and on specific waste streams.

Would you like to know the European waste statistics? Eurostat regularly produces statistics on waste generation and treatment in the whole economy and in specific waste streams.

The statistics collected cover the following topics: waste generation and treatment; management of waste; shipment of waste between countries and key waste streams (batteries, end of life vehicles, hazardous waste, municipal waste, packaging and packaging waste, annual consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags, waste electrical and electronic equipment and waste excluding major mineral wastes).

Regular statistics on the production and treatment of waste from businesses and private households are collected from Member States every two years to measure general trends in waste generations and to monitor the implementation of European Union waste policy.