5.5.2. The volume of each type of waste by method of treatment (2004–)*

(thousand tons)

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2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Treatment of agricultural and food industrial waste
Material recovery 4 329 3 567 2 604 904 553 288 285 293 319 252 240 194 267 254
Energy recovery 572 753 982 698 168 269 252 293 454 657 627 469 372 352
Incineration without energy recovery 104 7 4 5 1 3 104 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Disposed of by landfill 1 156 170 96 44 7 22 9 7 7 4 4 4 3 4
Treated in other ways 53 331 255 3 208 459 384 124 150 16 18 18 13 2 3
Total 6 215 4 828 3 940 4 858 1 188 965 773 744 797 933 890 681 645 613
Treatment of industrial and other economic waste
Material recovery 3 392 2 536 2 315 2 305 2 495 1 310 1 486 1 331 2 106 2 080 3 251 2 736 2 478 2 963
Energy recovery 134 122 133 231 163 83 136 98 140 187 192 191 461 616
Incineration without energy recovery 3 2 4 16 5 9 9 9 13 4 11 9 6 5
Disposed of by landfill 6 110 6 123 5 627 4 937 3 348 3 204 3 331 3 674 3 445 3 223 2 616 2 922 2 825 2 286
Treated in other ways 1 375 1 580 843 815 94 265 119 42 47 81
Total 9 639 8 784 8 079 7 489 7 386 6 186 5 806 5 928 5 797 5 759 6 189 5 900 5 818 5 951
Treatment of construction and demolition waste
Material recovery 370 1 078 1 010 1 376 2 231 2 028 2 934 2 339 3 051 3 063 3 165 3 475 3 651 5 694
Energy recovery 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10
Incineration without energy recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disposed of by landfill 3 689 3 051 2 984 2 293 2 650 1 897 1 233 2 076 758 709 1 039 1 263 1 066 1 237
Total 4 060 4 130 3 996 3 670 4 882 3 926 4 167 4 415 3 809 3 772 4 205 4 738 4 718 6 942a
Treatment of hazardous waste
Material recovery 374 158 278 192 167 289 171 186 231 179 227 177 218 135
Energy recovery 50 93 121 42 40 29 29 24 21 11 23 26 21 31
Incineration without energy recovery 63 44 94 57 60 62 47 79 78 82 83 80 85 64
Disposed of by landfill 101 190 771 552 215 202 64 259 161 75 92 78 56 94
Treated in other ways 382 718 104 238 232 269 258 229 285 218 227 137 170 292
Total 969 1 203 1 367 1 082 714 851 569 777 776 565 653 498 551 616
Treatment of municipal waste
Material recovery 540 444 490 554 692 665 789 837 1 015 987 1 159 1 194 1 292 1 319
Energy recovery 155 303 389 382 393 406 406 408 364 336 373 525 554 608
Disposed of by landfill 3 857 3 859 3 792 3 429 3 341 3 212 2 838 2 563 2 608 2 415 2 181 1 991 1 888 1 825
Treated in other ways 40 40 40 228 126 29
Total 4 592 4 646 4 711 4 594 4 553 4 312 4 033 3 809 3 987 3 738 3 712b 3 710b 3 734b 3 752
Municipal waste by mode of collection
Collected in traditional way 4 052 4 202 4 311 4 074 3 861 3 664 3 278 2 972 2 972 2 751 2 976 2 917 2 875 2 670
Collected by separate waste removal method 540 444 400 520 692 648 755 837 1 015 987 819 795 846 1 098
Total 4 592 4 646 4 711 4 594 4 553 4 312 4 033 3 809 3 987 3 738 3 795b 3 712b 3 721b 3 768
*Source: Ministry of Agriculture  aThe sector showed significant growth in 2017 and more construction and demolition waste management permits have been issued.  bSee methodology. 

© Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 2011