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Nature and the environment;Construction, housing and property
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avfbygganl, Waste from building and construction, trade waste, waste treatment, recovery, incineration, landfill, construction, rehabilitation, demolitionConstruction , Waste , Nature and the environment, Construction, housing and property
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Waste from building and construction

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Key figures

1.90

million tonnes waste from construction activity

Generated waste amounts from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes. Main groups.
TonnesPartChange in per cent
2016 - 2017
2017
Total, construction activity1 896 557100.01.1
Construction658 33934.73.7
Rehabilitation479 40225.3-8.9
Demolition758 81640.06.2

See selected tables from this statistics

Table 1 
Generated waste amounts from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes.

Generated waste amounts from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes.
Total, construction activityConstructionRehabilitationDemolition
20151 785 533606 548557 273621 712
20161 875 994634 929526 367714 697
20171 896 557658 339479 402758 816
 
2017
Wood waste253 529114 49792 73746 295
Paper and cardboard21 22814 1845 4951 549
Plastics8 0406 1701 561309
Glass8 4892 9504 0661 474
Metals98 58923 64728 15046 792
Gypsum74 53448 66921 2094 655
EE-waste8 4521 2603 3303 862
Hazardous waste41 3792 55519 94918 875
Hazardous waste. Asbestos14 67002 92011 750
Hazardous waste. Impregnated wood8 71007 3941 316
Hazardous waste. Other9 6981 3055 3293 064
Bricks and concrete and other heavy building materials702 325111 344146 501444 480
Polluted bricks and concrete171 9429 35242 088120 502
Asphalt201 971193 1726 3112 488
Mixed waste284 010121 34198 93063 739
Other waste22 0699 1989 0753 796

Table 2 
Treatment of waste from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes.

Treatment of waste from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes.
Treatment, totalSent to recyclingCompostingBiogas productionEnergy recoveryLandfillOther or unspecified
Material, total1 896 557647 47100548 695689 54110 848
Wood253 529000252 7907390
Paper and cardboard21 22819 3600032421 623
Plastics8 0402 888004 1689830
Glass8 4897 092009314660
Metals98 58998 58900000
Gypsum74 53441 37100033 1630
EE-waste8 4527 026006350791
Bricks and concrete and other heavy building materials702 325259 919000442 4060
Polluted bricks and concrete171 9420000171 9420
Other waste22 0691 4330019120 4440
Mixed waste284 010000281 3332 6770
Asphalt201 971201 97100000
Hazardous waste41 3797 822008 64416 4798 434

About the statistics

The purpose of the statistics is to provide annual, national figures for waste from construction activities, material distribution and waste treatment. The composition of the waste depends on the materials used in buildings, and much of the waste is concrete, brick and wood. The statistics are used directly in the waste accounts for Norway, and for international reporting (EU).

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Waste from building and construction
Topic: Nature and the environment

Responsible division

Division for Energy, Environmental and Transport Statistics

Regional level

Whole Country

Frequency and timeliness

Yearly

International reporting

The statistics contributes to complete the waste accounts of Norway, which provides basis for reporting to Eurostat in accordance with Forordningen for avfallsstatistikk (EC 2150/2002) .

Microdata

Raw data from respondents and the basis for calculation of factors stored on Linux. Calculations are stored in Excel and SAS programs.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of statistics is to provide annual , national figures for waste from construction activities , material distribution and waste treatment . The statistics also helps to complete waste accounts for Norway .

The survey of waste from construction activities was initiated as a pilot project in 1998. In 1999 started the project "Establishment of statistics of construction waste" as documented in the report Bygg- og anleggsavfall (in Norwegian only).

Construction activities annually produces large amounts of waste. The quantities in question are dependent on buisness prospects. In addition to new construction, renovation and demolition also generates waste. The composition of the waste depend on the materials used in buildings, and much of the waste is concrete, brick and wood.

Users and applications

The statistics are used directly in the waste accounts , and for international reporting (EU). The statistics are used for assessment of waste measures taken by the Environmental agencies and when making waste management plans in municipalities. In addition, the statistics of the manufacturing industries, the waste industry, media and the public.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

Not relevant

Legal authority

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EEA reference

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