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Municipal waste 2018, tonnes

  Total waste treatment Material recovery (w/o aerobic and anaerobic digestion) Aerobic and anaerobic digestion Energy recovery Incineration without energy recovery Landfilling
Mixed waste 1.465.449 12.724 14.467 1.424.399 0 13.860
Separately collected waste total, of which 1.431.111 863.473 378.731 183.225 953 4.729
- Paper and cardboard waste 490.418 455.628 0 34.790 0 0
- Biodegradable waste 424.793 13.406 367.511 41.993 63 1.820
- Glass waste 89.985 79.831 0 10.044 50 60
- Metal waste 154.465 154.464 0 0 1 0
- Wood waste 115.746 56.988 168 58.590 0 0
- Plastic waste 67.145 42.377 0 24.204 5 559
- Electrical and electronic waste 57.477 57.476 0 0 1 0
- Other separately collected fractions 31.082 3.303 11.052 13.604 833 2.290
Other and unspecified waste 144.522 9.775 6.541 124.827 19 3.360
Total waste 3.041.082 885.972 399.739 1.732.451 972 21.949

Source: Waste statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Heidi Pirtonen 029 551 3093, Juha Espo 029 551 3463, ymparistotilinpito@stat.fi

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen


Updated 15.1.2020

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Waste statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-5314. 2018, Municipal waste 2018, tonnes . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 8.8.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/jate/2018/jate_2018_2020-01-15_tau_001_en.html