31.6 million tonnes of municipal waste was collected
According to the results of Municipal Waste Statistics Survey 2016, which was applied to all municipalities, 1 390 municipalities out of 1 397 provided waste services. It is determined that municipalities, which were providing waste collection services, collected 31.6 million tonnes of waste.
Average amount of municipal waste per capita per day was calculated as 1.17 kg
According to the survey results average amount of municipal waste per capita per day was calculated as 1.17 kg in 2016. Considering the three largest cities, average amount of waste collected per capita per day was 1.30 kg for İstanbul, 1.14 kg for Ankara, and 1.32 kg for İzmir.
61.2% of municipal waste was delivered to controlled landfill sites
Out of the 31.6 million tonnes of waste collected by municipalities that were providing waste collection and transportation services, 61.2% was transferred to controlled landfill sites, 28.8% to municipal dumping sites, 9.8% to waste recovery facilities and 0.2% was disposed of by other methods such as burning in an open area, burrying,and dumping into river/onto land.