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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 , Construction, housing and property, Nature and the environment
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Waste from building and construction

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Key figures

1,87

million tonnes waste from construction activity

Generated waste amounts from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes. Main groups.
TonnesPartChange in per cent
2015 - 2016
2016
Total, construction activity1 875 994100.05.1
Construction634 92933.84.7
Rehabilitation526 36728.1-5.5
Demolition714 69738.115.0

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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
20141 813 092577 702534 886677 261
20151 785 533606 548557 273621 712
20161 875 994634 929526 367714 697
 
2016
Wood waste259 613113 011103 13443 468
Paper and cardboard22 76815 1076 1691 491
Plastics8 2016 1691 744288
Glass9 5073 5484 5401 419
Metals100 03923 29231 75644 990
Gypsum76 47847 92924 1904 360
EE-waste8 8401 2803 8253 735
Hazardous waste37 14310 93013 62112 592
Hazardous waste. Asbestos5 66102 8842 777
Hazardous waste. Impregnated wood7 76506 5471 217
Hazardous waste. Other10 1616 2162 0641 881
Bricks and concrete and other heavy building materials666 42082 768163 338420 314
Polluted bricks and concrete171 9708 61547 673115 682
Asphalt204 290194 7057 4352 150
Mixed waste287 716117 908109 12960 679
Other waste23 0109 6679 8153 529

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 875 994791 210520549 153484 33151 249
Wood259 61358520257 1742 3300
Paper and cardboard22 76819 7330012912 905
Plastics8 2014 501002 4101 2910
Glass9 5075 2230004 2820
Metals100 039100 03900000
Gypsum76 47832 75900043 7200
EE-waste8 8407 478009610404
Bricks and concrete and other heavy building materials666 420417 681000222 05226 687
Polluted bricks and concrete171 9700000171 9700
Other waste23 0102 2000033520 4750
Mixed waste287 7163 33800280 0414 3370
Asphalt204 290191 75400041812 118
Hazardous waste37 1436 448008 10313 4569 135

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 Natural Resources and Environmental 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

Not relevant

EEA reference

Not relevant