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Large increase in waste incineration
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The figures include waste treated at Norwegian waste treatment facilities, i.e. waste incineration plants, landfills, composting- and biogas treatment facilities.

Waste treatment in waste treatment plants

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Key figures

1.3

million tonnes of waste were incinerated in 2011

Waste treated by plant. 1000 tonnes
2011Change in per centChange in per cent
2010 - 20111998 - 2011
Method of treatment
Landfilled2 1452011
Biological treated400-4304
Incineration with energy utilization1 02114182
Incineration without energy utilization30514182

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Table 1 
Waste incineration. The whole country and counties. 1000 tonnes

Waste incineration. The whole country and counties. 1000 tonnes1
Waste incinerated - totalIncinerated household wasteIncinerated industrial wastePre-treatment - sortedPre-treatment - mixed wasteIncineration residues, totalIncineration residues - landfillIncineration residues - sorted out for material recoveryIncineration residues - other
1Industry companies that receive waste for incineration are not included in the statistics.
1992342................
1998470................
200473953920036037911761353
200792257334942949214377660
2008981610371....14666872
2009995786209....102......
20101 165910255....156......
20111 3261 016310191 307210......
 
2011
Østfold231................
Akershus0................
Oslo344................
Hedmark45................
Oppland0................
Buskerud36................
Vestfold0................
Telemark0................
Aust-Agder0................
Vest-Agder134................
Rogaland55................
Hordaland201................
Sogn og Fjordane2................
Møre og Romsdal67................
Sør-Trøndelag199................
Nord-Trøndelag0................
Nordland0................
Troms Romsa10................
Finnmark Finnmárku2................

Table 2 
Composting. 1000 tonnes

Composting. 1000 tonnes
Amount of wasteProduced compost
Biologically treated - totalFood wasteSludgeOthersTotalFertilizerLandscaping landfillRejeckts - landfill
199221..............
2004351137109106......11
199899..............
2007440193142105......8
2008455201149103......10
2009410144107166....14
2010416172109135...14
201140017080151.1184822
 
2011
Østfold48453917903
Akershus183015131121
Oslo29010195511220
Hedmark40134300
Oppland262033101001
Buskerud54291213432425
Vestfold20120000
Telemark30217070
Aust-Agder157535311
Vest-Agder281693171701
Rogaland5233316201611
Hordaland1712418521
Sogn og Fjordane21514216531
Møre og Romsdal80356130
Sør-Trøndelag20121000
Nord-Trøndelag38163190003
Nordland26183511143
Troms Romsa87003211
Finnmark Finnmárku10101000

Table 3 
Landfill. Country and counties. 1000 tonnes

Landfill. Country and counties. 1000 tonnes1
Total waste to landfillHousehold wasteIndustrial wasteLandscaping landfills
1Industrial local units may get licences for landfill on site. Such waste is excluded as well as landfilled hazardous waste.
2The method for collecting data is changed from 2008 to 2009 and this may cause uncertainties in the comparability between the years. Some manufacturing companies have a license to deposit at the site. This waste is a part of the statistics from 2010 onwards. Industrial local units may get licences for landfill on site. Such waste is excluded as well as landfilled hazardous waste.
19921 687......
19981 928......
20041 4054023451 061
20072 1713801 791662
20082 3823752 010656
20091 4962911 205..
201021 7841241 657342
201122 145512 094153
 
2011
Østfold142....19
Akershus644....34
Oslo0....4
Hedmark26....6
Oppland14....0
Buskerud444....10
Vestfold80....8
Telemark56....10
Aust-Agder8....9
Vest-Agder47....0
Rogaland33....0
Hordaland521....2
Sogn og Fjordane2....0
Møre og Romsdal29....4
Sør-Trøndelag27....0
Nord-Trøndelag10....0
Nordland32....30
Troms Romsa17....0
Finnmark Finnmárku14....9

About the statistics

The figures include waste treated at Norwegian waste treatment facilities, i.e. waste incineration plants, landfills, composting- and biogas treatment facilities.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Waste handling is usually defined as everything which is done with the waste, from discarding to final disposal. The term treatment/disposal denotes processes which lead to physical or chemical transformation of the waste (material recovery/recycling, composting or incineration) or final disposal (landfilling, dumping, export and reuse).

Landfilling is final disposal in an officially approved landfill.

Energy recovery is exploitation of the energy which is released during waste incineration.

Composting is a sort of aerobic biological treatment, i.e. decomposition of the waste by means of micro-organisms and in the presence of air.

Recycling (Material recovery) : processing and use of wastes in production and consumption processes

Reuse : Use of materials or products more than once, e.g. refilling of bottles

Hazardous waste : Waste which requires special treatment according to Regulations Concerning Hazardous Waste, owing to its toxic or flammable properties.

Biodegradables : Readily biologically degradable waste, mostly food waste and waste from production of food and feeding stuff.

Standard classifications

Not relevant

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Waste treatment in waste treatment plants
Topic: Nature and the environment

Responsible division

Division for Natural Resources and Environmental Statistics

Regional level

National and counties

Frequency and timeliness

Every third year. From the reference year 2004 inclusive, every year.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Data are stored in an Oracle database.

Background

Background and purpose

Municipal waste statistics have been published by Statistics Norway from 1992 to 1999 inclusive. That statistics covered waste that was handled by or on behalf of the municipalities, i.e. all household waste and parts of the industrial waste. During the 1990-ies, ever more industrial waste was handled outside the municipal waste treatment system. Municipal waste statistics hence could not provide a comprehensive picture of the waste treatment and disposal in Norway. The present waste treatment and disposal statistics is extended compared to the municipal waste statistics in that all waste treatment plants now are included in the survey.

Users and applications

Important users are: The Pollution Control Authorities, The Ministry of Environment, regional environmental authorities, waste handling companies and environmental NGOs.

The statistics are applied directly in the Norwegian Waste Accounts and as part of the factual basis for the government's report on environment protection and pollution abatement status to the Storting. Regional waste treatment planning and international reporting are two other important applications.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

The figures are used in the waste accounts for Norway, but are not directly comparable. The waste accounts for Norway include all waste treated in Norway, including waste handled in the manufactering industry.

Legal authority

Pollution Control Act Section 49. Individual data are used for statistics production according to The Statistics Act Section 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The figures include waste treated at Norwegian waste treatment facilities, i.e. waste incineration plants, landfills, composting- and biogass treatment facilities. Waste treated by the manufacturing industry are not included in the figures.

Data sources and sampling

Questionnaires

Full survey/census

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Electronic or paper questionnaires

Automatic controls are incorporated in the electronic questionnaires. All questionnaires are scanned for obvious errors on arrival. Questionnaires are checked in Statistics Norway for completeness and internal consistency. At macro-level, results are compared with other waste statistics, especially the waste accounts, and checked for consistency.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

The figures are comparable, both over time and between counties.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The waste weighing and registration procedures vary among the different treatment plants. Because of this, parts of the questions were answered to a little degree. Often there are no measured data. In these cases, the treatment plant operator sometimes estimates the reported data, or does not answer the question at all. Missing data are imputed.

The registry of waste treatment facilities may be undercovered, but probably of minor significanse.

The share recycled "incineration residues sorted out for material recycling", is unknown.

Revision

Not relevant

Contact

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