Generated and treated waste in 2019

During 2019, in Montenegro, 1 276 244.6 t of waste was generated of which 753 239.0 t or 59.0% in sectors Manufacturing, mining and quarrying and other industries. Of total amounts of generated waste during 2019, 328 711.6 t of hazardous waste or 25.8%.
Compared to the previous year, there was an increase of 1.2% in relation to the total amount generated; Agriculture, forestry and fishery sector recorded a decrease of 7.3%, sectors of Manufacturing, mining and quarrying and other industries decreased of 0.7%; construction sector recorded increase of 2.1%; Service activities sectors recorded increase of 14.4% and households increased of 1.7%.
In 2019, 340 822.6 t of municipal waste was generated or 5.6% more than in 2018. Public utility enterprises collected 308 103.6 which is 95.5% of total collected amounts. Generated municipal waste per capita amounted 547.9 kg which is for 5.6% more than in previous year.
Total amounts of treated waste including export in 2019 was 1 169 592.7 t, which is 7.6% more than in previous year. From total treated amounts, 633 920.9 t was landfilled/disposed or 54.2%. Recycled amounts of waste recorded an increase compared to the previous year of 74.5%, due to increased recycling of construction waste.
Total amount of treated municipal waste including export, in 2019 was 324 080.3 t which is 8.6% more than in 2018. From total treated amounts, 282 384.4 t was landfilled/disposed or 87.1%.