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Waste treatment plants - busier than ever
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Waste treatment plants - busier than ever

Deposition on landfills increased by more than 770 000 tonnes from 2003 to 2007. The main reason is an increase in deposits of slightly contaminated masses. The number of landfills is falling. The incineration, export and biological treatment of waste are becoming more common.

In 2007, around 6.2 million tonnes of waste entered Norwegian waste treatment plants (including hazardous waste). Around 50 per cent was treated at the receiving plants, with the remainder being sent to other treatment plants.

The waste accounts show that 10.7 million tonnes of waste were generated in Norway in 2007. The difference between waste generated and waste treated at treatment plants may be explained as a result of extensive treatment by the industries themselves and the direct export of waste.

Waste treatment.1 , 21992-2007. 1 000 tonnes
  Biological
treatment
Landfill Incineration Final disposal
(landfill and incineration
without energy utilization)
  Total Energy
utilization3
Without
energy utilization
2007  440       2 171        922       712  210 2 381
2006  347 1 933  846  631  215 2 148
2005  324 1 413  814  593  220 1 633
2004  351 1 421  844  626  218 1 639
2003  277 1 399  830  614  216 1 615
2001  284 1 396  669  489  181 1 577
1998 99 1 928  470  343  127 2 055
1995 52 1 895  493  360  133 2 028
1992 21 1 687  342  250 92 1 779
1  Waste incinerated or landfilled by establishments in manufacturing is excluded.
2  Waste for material recovery excluded.
3  Calculated from an average energy recovery rate of 77 per cent at Norwegian waste
incineration plants.
Source:  Statistics Norway.

Landfill and landscaping landfills. 2001, 2003-2007. 1 000 tonnes

Landfills and landscaping

In the period 2003-2005, the annual amount of waste deposited was around 1.4 million tonnes. In 2006, however, deposited amounts rose to 1.9 million tonnes, before soaring to 2.2 million tonnes in 2007. Industrial waste accounted for approximately 82 per cent of the waste deposited in 2007. Mopping-up operations of slightly contaminated soils and masses resulted in the deposition of 759 000 tonnes in 2007. This equates to around 40 per cent of all industrial waste deposited.

Landscaping landfills required 662 000 tonnes of various masses (including some waste fractions) in 2007, which is an increase of 120 per cent since 2003.

More incineration

In total, 922 000 tonnes were incinerated in Norwegian waste treatment plants. This is 9 per cent more than in 2006. Waste incinerated at own facilities or delivered directly to an incinerator outside the waste system is excluded from these calculations. The average energy recovery rate at incineration facilities was 77 per cent in 2007; an increase of 2 percentage points from 2006.

In 2007, around 410 000 tonnes of organic waste were sent to composting facilities. This is 28 per cent more than in 2006.

Waste treatment/disposal at treatment plants, landscaping is included. 2007. Per cent

Increase in export from treatment plants

Waste treatment plants exported 434 000 tonnes in 2007, which is 40 per cent more than in 2006. The waste was exported for incineration (185 000 tonnes) and for materials recovery (249 000 tonnes). Waste exported outside the waste system is excluded from these calculations. This kind of export seems to be on the increase.

Waste in transfer

Considerable amounts of waste enter more than one treatment plant. Some waste sorted at treatment plants is deposited in landfills or sent for incineration. Residues from incineration and sifting are also deposited. Out of 6.2 million tonnes of waste that entered treatment plants in 2007, around 1.1 million tonnes (or nearly 20 per cent) were sent to materials recovery.

Ten landfills closed since 2003

In 2007, there were 88 landfills. This means that 10 have closed down since 2003. A total of 19 incineration plants and 154 waste sorting plants were in operation, and 78 waste treatment plants had recycling stations with public access.

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Waste accounts for Norway

Household waste

Building and construction waste

Hazardous waste

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