Map: how much waste was collected in your municipality? | 1Limburg


In the municipality of Horst aan de Maas, the most household waste per inhabitant was collected from Limburg last year with 680.9 kilos. Peel en Maas (674.8 kilos per inhabitant) and Gennep (613.6 kilos) follow.

This is evident from figures published by Statistics Netherlands on Wednesday.

Limburg figures
The least household waste was collected in Beesel in 2019: 331.7 kilos per inhabitant. If you look at vegetable, fruit and garden waste (organic waste), the most was collected in Meerssen last year: 209.4 kilos. As far as waste paper is concerned, Bergen leads the Limburg ranking with 78.4 kilos per inhabitant.

City and countryside
The figures show that generally more waste is collected in rural areas. The difference between city and country can mainly be seen in figures on organic waste. There are more flats in the city and fewer people have a garden, so less garden waste is collected. Organic waste is also less often separated in cities.

If we look at the total amount of household waste nationally, the Wadden Islands and a number of Zeeland municipalities stand out. In Schiermonnikoog, 1,323.7 kilos per inhabitant are collected. This has to do with the number of tourists. They do produce waste, but of course do not count as residents. The average Dutch person produces about 9.5 kilos of waste every week. This means that municipalities collect an average of 493 kilos of household waste.

Better divorce
In recent years, the amount of waste produced by the average Dutch person differs little: from 2013, this is about 495 kilos per year. In the years before, we made more mess. In recent years, however, we have started to separate our waste better: last year about sixty percent was collected separately, in 2010 this was still fifty percent.

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