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Waste Accounts

These statistics are published yearly in a Danish press release and in the StatBank under Waste Accounts.

Release calendar

The publication date appears in the release calendar. The date is confirmed in the weeks before.

Release calendar access

The Release Calender can be accessed on our English website: Release Calender.

User access

Statistics are always published at 8:00 a.m. at the day announced in the release calendar. No one outside of Statistics Denmark can access the statistics before they are published.

News release

These statistics are published yearly in a Danish press release.


Publications only in Danish.

On-line database

The statistics are published in the StatBank in the following tables:

  • AFFALD: Waste generation by industry, kind of treatment and waste category
  • AFFALD01: Waste generation by industry and waste category
  • AFFALD02: Waste generation by industry and kind of treatment
  • AFFALD03: Waste generation by industry and hazardousness
  • AFFALD04: Im- and exports of waste by waste category, kind of treatment and imports and exports

Micro-data access

There is no availability of micro-level data for researchers.


Data from the source (ADS) is made available from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency at their ADS Portal. ADS is the source for the waste accounts, but due to the statistical processing, it is not necessarily possible to recreate the figures from the waste accounts from reports through the ADS portal.

Confidentiality - policy

Data Confidentiality Policy for Statistics Denmark.

Confidentiality - data treatment

No specific measures have been needed to ensure confidentiality.

Documentation on methodology

There are no separate documentation on methodology for these statistics.

Quality documentation

Results from the quality evaluation of products and selected processes are available in detail for each statistics and in summary reports for the Working Group on Quality.