Waste Management

Since the 1970s Iceland has made considerable progress regarding waste management. Iceland covers an area of 103.125 km2 and has a population of 364.134 (January 2020). With an average population density of 2.8 inhabitants per km2, almost two out of three Icelanders (62 percent) live in the greater Reykjavik area.

In 2004 the amounts of waste generated in 2002 were assessed in a more detailed way, e.g. by using more concise definitions of waste streams and inclusion of more waste-types, such as agricultural waste, industrial waste and construction & demolition waste.