Waste movement in 2019
In 2019, 3276.5 thousand tons or 13.1% more waste was generated in the country compared to the previous year, 61.7 percent of them were solid domestic waste, 38.3 percent of them were produced as a result of the production activities of enterprises.
72.9% of 2021.6 thousand tons of solid domestic waste generated last year was transported to landfills for disposal, 26.8% was used for obtaining energy, 0.3% was sold in the country. The use of household waste produced 195.9 million kWh or 20.8% more electricity than in 2018.
28.3% of the waste resources generated in industry and other sectors of the economy were used as raw material in enterprises, 9.9% were sold in the country, 3,0% was exported, 14.0% was transported to landfill for disposal, 44.8% remained in enterprises.
As a result of the production activities of the enterprises, 6.3% less or 317.4 thousand tons of hazardous waste was generated and their share in the total amount of waste was 9.7%. 56.8% of the waste was generated in mining enterprises, a large part of which was accounted by enterprises located in Baku. Last year 66.2 thousand tons of hazardous waste was completely neutralized, including the remains formed in previous years.