RezeroLab Data

Recycling of municipal waste

Data from Spain

This indicator shows the percentage of recycling of municipal waste generated, i.e., waste that does not have a final destination (landfill or incineration).

This percentage includes, therefore, material recycling and composting and anaerobic digestion of organic waste.

% of municipal waste with a destination of recycling in Spain


In the last 20 years, the percentage of waste sent for recycling in Spain has doubled, from 18.4% in 2000 to 36.7% in 2021.
The growing trend in the amount of waste for recycling is positive, although it is still far from the recycling target of 55% by 2025, as set by European standards.