The quantity of municipal waste is increasing in Slovenia. In 2008, 922,829 tonnes of municipal waste was collected, i.e. 453 kg per capita. With regard to municipal waste management, disposal still prevails (71%).
The indicator shows the quantity of municipal waste per capita in Slovenia and compares it with the average in the European Union.
Municipal waste is defined as from households and other waste which is by its nature and composition similar to household waste. According to the Environment Protection Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, Nos. 41/04, 17/06, 20/06 and 28/06) the municipal waste is collected and transported within the obligatory local public service of environmental protection.
Waste Management Database, Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, 2006; SI-STAT, Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, 2006; Municipal waste generation, EUROSTAT, 2007
|EU-27||kg per capita||458||468||482||480||506||524||522||528||516||514|
|Slovenia (SORS data)||kg per capita||515||np||np||523||np||np||438||407||418||417|
|Slovenia (EARS data)||kg per capita||np||np||np||np||np||np||450||411||402||417|
|Slovenia (EARS data)||t||np||np||np||np||np||np||839436||752807||786608||792046|
|EU-27||kg per capita||517||523||522|
|Slovenia (SORS data)||kg per capita||422||431||439|
|Slovenia (EARS data)||kg per capita||422||430||437||453|
|Slovenia (EARS data)||t||797721||865620||885595||922829|
Waste Management Database, Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, 2009
|other operations of disposal||%||0.2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|other operations of recovery||%||0.7||0.9||0.2||0.4||0.5||0.2||0.2|
|waste use as a fuel||%||0.6||0.2||1.8||0.3||0||0||1.2|
Environment in the palm of your hand, 2007
- Separate collection of waste at source and effective treatment (mechanical, biological, thermal) of the waste remaining after separate collection.
- To reduce quantities of waste by combining producers’ and users’ behaviour patterns and habits, ways of life, technological improvements, economic activities and measures, and demographic changes.
Data for Slovenia:
Objectives summarized by: Resolution on National Environmental Action Plan 2005-2012 (ReNPVO, Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 2/06)
Source database or source: Analysis of waste management annual reports; Waste Management Database, Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia.
Data administrator: Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia.
Data acquisition date for this indicator: 9 December 2009
Methodology and frequency of data collection for the indicator: Data have been captured for the 1995-2007 period. The Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning – Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia has been monitoring the generation of municipal waste since 2001. In accordance with the Order on the management of separately collected fractions in the public service of urban waste management (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 21/01) the providers of public municipal waste collection service report on collected quantities to the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia once a year (on 31 March) using a special report form. The content of each submitted and completed form is checked. If it contains irregularities, the data are reconciled with the contractor. The reports acquired are entered into the database. The data on the collected quantities are used to estimate the quantity of generated municipal waste.
The quantities of generated municipal waste have also been monitored by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia and are published in the SI-STAT web database.
Until 2007, data on hazardous municipal waste were captured together with municipal waste; after 2007, however, hazardous municipal waste has been recorded separately, so that the quantities of municipal waste for the years 2007 and 2008, as compared to the preceding years, only contain the collected quantities of non-hazardous municipal waste.
In 2008, the methodology of gathering and processing of data on collected quantities of waste was harmonised, so that the data of the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia and of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia are now coordinated and will no longer be reported separately.
The size of population for indicator calculation has been taken from the Statistical Yearbook (December data for the current year). Data for EU-27 (Municipal waste generated) have been taken from the Eurostat web database of December 2009.
Data processing methodology:
The graph in Figure OD1-1 presents data on the collected quantity of municipal waste in Slovenia gathered by the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia and by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Quantities of municipal waste have been converted to data per capita, taking into account the size of population as at 31 December of the current year.
Data on collected quantity of municipal waste in the EU-27 were taken from Eurostat database (Municipal waste generated) with already calculated quantities of municipal waste per capita.
Figure OD1-2, however, shows the shares of recovery and disposal of municipal waste in Slovenia in the 2002-2008 period.
Information concerning data quality:
- Advantages and disadvantages of the indicator: the methodologies for gathering data on municipal waste of the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia and of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia were somewhat different in the past years, and therefore these data are not directly comparable and show deviations.
- Relevance, accuracy, robustness, uncertainty:
Reliability of the indicator (archival data):/
Uncertainty of the indicator (scenarios/projections):/
- Overall assessment (1 = no major comments, 3 = data to be considered with reservation);
Completeness over time: 2
Completeness over space: 1
Other sources and literature:
- ENVIRONMENT IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND: Slovenia. 2007. Ljubljana, The Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, 112 pages.
- EUROSTAT, 2009. Municipal waste generated.(cited as at 9 December 2009).