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Waste

The Danish waste policy continues the effort to reduce environmental impact and climate effects from waste. At the same time the policy has a specific focus on resource use.

Denmark without waste
The Danish Government has set a goal that in 2022 we will be recycling 50 % of our household waste.

Denmark without waste II
This Waste Prevention Strategy aims to reduce wastage of resources and to prevent valuable resources from becoming waste in households and businesses throughout Denmark.

Electronical waste (WEEE) and batteries (BAT)
Find more information about the Danish implementation of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) and the directive on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries (BAT).

Shipments of waste
Transboundary movement of waste is regulated in Regulation 1013/2006 on shipment of waste. Under these rules waste can either be shipped as greenlisted waste or the waste has to be notified.

Shipment of used electronics
Find guidance documents to the rules on shipments of used electronics and guidelines for test of functionality and proper packaging before shipment. 

Port Waste Reception Facilities in Danish Ports
The list of reception facilities for waste in Danish ports is now part of a greater HELCOM system, that includes ports from other Baltic countries.

Waste Statistics 2013 (linking to publication)
The statistics give a detailed description of the quantity of waste generated in Denmark in 2013 broken down on waste types and treatment options.

Air pollutants from large combustion plants and waste incineration plants

See the statutory orders