Waste, Slovenia, 2017

A person in Slovenia generated on average 481 kg of municipal waste in 2017, which is almost 6 kg more than in 2016

Almost 5.9 million tons of waste was generated in Slovenia in 2017, of which 2% was hazardous waste. 994,000 tons (17% of all waste generated in Slovenia) was municipal waste, of which 70% (694,000 tons) was collected separately.

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Waste generation in Slovenia in 2017

  • 5.9 million tons of waste was generated, of which 994,000 tons (17%) was municipal waste.
  • 8% more waste from production and service activities and 1% more municipal waste than in 2016 was generated. The total amount is higher because of more construction and demolition waste.
  • Almost 3.0 million tons (51%) of waste was generated in production activities, 2.3 million tons (39%) in service activities and around 591,000 tons (10%) in households. The amount in production activities and households increased, while in service activities it decreased compared to 2016.
  • 133,000 tons of hazardous waste, or almost 11% more than in 2016, was generated. The majority (74%) of hazardous waste was generated in production activities, 22% in service activities and less than 4% in households. The amount of hazardous waste generated in households decreased by 6% compared to 2016.
  • The highest amount of waste was construction and demolition waste (41%), followed by waste from thermal processes (19%), municipal waste (17%), waste from metal and wood processing (9%) and waste from waste management facilities (6%). Other types of waste were generated in smaller amounts.
  • Most municipal waste per capita was generated in the Obalno-kraška statistical region (574 kg per capita) and the least in the Zasavska statistical region (346 kg per capita).

Waste treatment in Slovenia in 2017 

  • Almost 695,000 tons of municipal waste was collected separately; the share of separately collected municipal waste increased from 67% in 2016 to 70% in 2017. The highest share of separately collected municipal waste was recorded in the Gorenjska statistical region (77%) and the lowest in the Koroška statistical region (55%).
  • 5.6 million tons of waste was recovered and 390.000 tons of waste was disposed. The amount of recovered waste increased by 26% compared to 2016, due to a higher amount of recovered construction and demolition waste (backfilling and recycling). Waste disposal increased by 5% compared to 2016, due to a higher amount of landfilled waste. The higher amount of landfilled waste was due to landfilled waste from temporary storage; that waste was actually generated in 2016.
  • 159,000 tons of waste was landfilled, of which 90% was landfilled on municipal waste landfill sites, 7% on industrial landfill sites and 3% on hazardous waste landfill sites.
  • Import and export of waste increased in 2017; import by 7% and export by 16%. Most of the imported and exported waste was metal waste (58% of all imported and 41% of all exported waste).

Waste stream, Slovenia
20162017 2017
Total waste generated5,498,4985,851,140106
Import of waste 992,0201,056,651107
Recovery of waste4,439,4295,602,886126
Disposal of waste370,831390,269105
Export of waste883,5801,023,065116
Sources: ARSO, SURS
Detailed data and time series are available in the SI-STAT database.
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