Official Statistics of Finland

Waste statistics

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Amount of waste generated in 2018 returned to the level of 2016 - the share of waste recovered as material grew slightly
17 Jun 2020
A total of 128 million tonnes of waste were generated in 2018. This was 11 million tonnes more than in the previous year, when the amount of waste had fallen mainly due to decreased waste caused by mineral excavation. The growth in 2018 was again mostly explained by increased mineral excavation. The amount of waste from mining and quarrying grew by around seven million tonnes to a total of 96 million tonnes.

Next release:
9 Dec 2020

Description: These statistics monitor changes in the volumes of waste, waste treatment methods and proportions of hazardous waste. The data are classified by main industry (including communities), and waste category or type. A limited amount of data are classified by region.
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Keywords: factory and trade waste, household waste, municipal waste, waste management, waste products, waste water.
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Change: Waste statistics databases are updated after the 15 June 2017 publication
15 Jun 2017
Database tables are updated with a delay, as soon as possible.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Waste statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-5314. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.11.2020].
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