During 2019, the sections: Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, Construction and Other service activities of the Republic of Serbia generated waste amounting to 64.5 million tons, out of which 75.6% related to non-hazardous and 24.4% to hazardous waste. The greatest share of generated hazardous waste was from the section of Mining and quarrying (29.2%).
Generated waste quantities, observed by sections and relative to the previous year, noted in 2019 the following trends: Agriculture, forestry and fishing – increase of 41.5%, Mining and quarrying – increase of 39.2%, Manufacturing – increase of 7.1%, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply – decrease of 0.1%, Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities – decrease of 14.4%, Construction – increase of 10.1% and Other service activities – increase of 0.5%.
In 2019 total treated waste quantity was 62.7 million tons. From total treated waste quantity it was disposed 60.3 million tons (96.4%).
Total recycled waste quantities in 2019 noted increase of 6.6% relative to 2018, and it was mostly created due to increased metal waste recycling.
Quantity of recycled waste that was used as fuel for energy production noted increase of 14.9% relative to 2019.