Waste generation in Slovenia in 2016
5.5 million tons of waste was generated, of which almost 982,000 tons (18%) was municipal waste.
6% more municipal waste and 6% more other types of waste were generated than in 2015.
Over 2.5 million tons (46%) of waste was generated in production activities, 2.4 million tons (44%) in service activities and around 573,000 tons (10%) in households.
120,000 tons of hazardous waste, or almost 18% less than in 2015, was generated. Also, 18% less hazardous municipal waste was generated. The majority (73%) of hazardous waste was generated in production activities, while in households only 4%.
The highest amount of generated waste was construction and demolition waste (39%), followed by municipal waste (18%), waste from thermal processes (16%), waste from metal and wood processing (10%) and waste from waste management facilities (7%). Other types of waste were generated in smaller amounts.
The highest amount of municipal waste was generated in the Obalno-kraška statistical region (577 kg per capita) and the lowest in the Zasavska statistical region (329 kg per capita).
Waste treatment in Slovenia in 2016
Almost 660,000 tons of municipal waste was collected separately; the share of separately collected municipal waste decreased from 69% to 67% in comparison with the previous year.
4.4 million tons of waste was processed and 371.000 tons of waste was removed.
Almost 138,000 tons of waste was landfilled (50% less than in 2015), of which 57% was municipal waste. The 50% smaller amount of landfilled waste than in 2015 was due to the treatment of mixed municipal waste before landfilling in municipal waste treatment centres. All mixed municipal waste generated in 2016 was not processed by the end of the same year, but was or will be landfilled this year.
Import of waste decreased by almost 4% compared to the previous year, while export of waste increased by 40%.
Data on the quantities of waste generated were obtained for 2016 on the basis of the requirements of the new Decree on Waste (OJ of the RS, no. 37/15 and 69/15), which provides more detailed monitoring of waste streams. Therefore, data for 2016, for some items (generation of certain types of waste, generation of waste in certain activities and in certain statistical regions, export of waste) are not comparable with data from the previous years.
Data on the amount of construction and demolition waste generated were prepared on the basis of the data from the reports on the collection and recovery/disposal of waste.