Waste Statistics and Overall Recycling

In 2019, about 7.23 million tonnes of solid waste was generated, of which 4.25 million tonnes were recycled. The 6 per cent reduction in the amount of waste generated compared to 2018 is the third yearly reduction since 2017. It is a positive step in Singapore’s journey towards becoming a Zero Waste Nation, and to prolong the lifespan of Semakau Landfill beyond 2035. Waste generated by the non-domestic and domestic sectors both saw a reduction in 2019 - from 5.70 million tonnes and 2.00 million tonnes respectively in 2018, to 5.37 million tonnes and 1.87 million tonnes respectively in 2019.

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