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 Disposal of biodegradable municipal waste on landfill (%)
Characteristic Description
Name Disposal of biodegradable municipal waste on landfill (%); Annual
Regularity Annual
Source Portuguese Environment Agency
First available period 2008
Last available period 2020
  • Data reference period
  • Geographic localization (Portugal)
  • MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM:  Set of equipment and associated operations implemented in order to ensure appropriate final destination for waste produced by the population of one or more settlements.
  • REFERENCE PERIOD:  The length of time for which data are collected, e.g. a specific day, month or year.
Measure unit (symbol) Percentage (%)
Power of 10  0
Observations "Council Directive 1999/31/EC of 26 April obliged Member States to divert biodegradable municipal wastes from landfills in order to minimize negative effects on the environment resulting from their disposal. It was determined that the amount of biodegradable wastes (in weight) for landfill should be reduced to 75% in 2006, 50% in 2009 and 35% in 2016 in relation to the biodegradable municipal waste generated in 1995." Extracted from "Strategic Plan for Urban Waste" (PERSU 2020), Portaria No. 187-A / 2014, published in D.R. No. 179 Supplement, Series I of 2014-09-17, p. 22, paragraph 88 "
Last update date 14/04/2022

information presented in 28/2/2024