In Turkey, 1 698 waste disposal and recovery facilities were in operation
Waste Disposal and Recovery Facilities Survey was applied to all waste disposal and recovery facilities having a licence or a temporary licence, and, regardless of licence, to controlled landfill sites, incineration plants and composting plants operated by or on behalf of municipalities. According to survey results, it is determined that a total of 1 698 facilities, 140 of which were waste disposal facilities and 1 558 of which were recovery facilities were in operation in 2016.
Amount of waste disposed of in controlled landfill sites was 44 million tonnes
44 million tonnes of waste of which 6 million tonnes was hazardous was disposed of in 134 controlled landfill sites having a total capacity of 834 million m3
Amount of waste disposed of in incineration plants was 310 thousand tonnes
310 thousand tonnes of waste, 63 thousand tonnes of which was hazardous and 248 thousand tonnes of which was non-hazardous was disposed of in 6 incineration plants having a total capacity of 644 thousand tonnes/year.
Amount of waste recovered in recovery facilities was 33 million tonnes
In 7 composting facilities having a total capacity of 424 thousand tonnes/year, 140 thousand tonnes of waste was processed and 20 thousand tonnes of compost was produced. Furthermore, in 35 co-incineration plants having waste recovery licences, 739 thousand tonnes of waste was incinerated with energy recovery. In other 1 516 licensed recovery facilities, a total amount of 32 million tonnes of metal, plastic, paper, mineral etc. waste was recovered.
In the scope of Waste Disposal and Recovery Facilities Survey, it is aimed to compile data on waste regarding final disposal and recovery. Therefore, pre-treatment operations such as waste collection, sorting, temporary storage, etc. were left out of the scope of this survey.