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).