The following table gives the percentages of municipal waste that is recycled, incinerated, incinerated to produce energy and landfilled.[1]

Recycling rates by country 2019
Country % Recycling % Composting % Incineration with energy recovery % Incineration without energy recovery % Other recovery % Landfill % Other disposal
 Australia 24.6 19.8 0.6 0 9.5 55 0
 Austria 26.5 32.6 38.9 0 0 2.1 0
 Belgium 34.1 20.6 42.3 0.5 1.6 0 0
 Costa Rica 3 3.8 0 0 0 86.5 6.7
 Czech Republic 22.8 11.7 16.9 0 0.6 47.9 0
 Denmark 33.5 18 47.5 0 0.6 0 0
 Estonia 30.3 2.7 48.4 0 0 18.1 0
 Finland 29.3 14.1 55.6 0 0 0 0
 France 23.6 20.7 32.9 0 0 22 0
 Germany 48 18.7 31.6 0 0 0 1.2
 Greece 16 5 1.3 0 0 77.7 0
 Hungary 26.5 9.3 13.6 0 0 50.6 0
 Ireland 28.2 9.7 46.5 0 0 15.5 0
 Israel 6.8 15.1 1.7 0 0 76.5 0
 Italy 32.5 22.9 20.5 0.6 1 22.5 0
 Japan 19.2 0.4 74.9 4.7 0 0 0
 Latvia 35.4 4.9 3.3 0 0 56.4 0
 Lithuania 31.3 25.2 16.8 0 2.2 24.5 0
 Luxembourg 29.7 19.2 46.7 0 0 4.4 0
 Netherlands 27.7 29.2 40.6 1.1 0 1.4 0
 Norway 29.9 11 49.5 0 6 3.7 0
 Poland 25 9 21.5 1.4 0 43 0
 Portugal 12.8 17.6 19.8 0 0 49.8 0
 Slovakia 26.9 11.7 55 3.7 0 52.2 0
 Slovenia 51.5 20.3 15.7 0 0 12.4 0
 South Korea 56.5 3.2 21.7 4 0 12.7 1.9
 Spain 19.7 18.3 11 0 0 51.1 0
 Sweden 32.5 14.2 52.6 0 0 0 0
  Switzerland 29.9 23.1 47 0 0 0 0
 Turkey 11.9 0.4 0 0 0 87.7 0
 United Kingdom 26.9 17.4 39.3 2 0.4 11.2 0

References

  1. ^ "Environment at a Glance 2020: OECD Indicators - Circular economy - waste and materials". OECD Publishing. 22 May 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2022.