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Separately collected waste

Separately collected waste refers to waste that is collected for a specific purpose separately from mixed waste, which is made possible by sorting at source. Separately collected waste may comprise more than one waste material, e.g. biowaste.

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • EU