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Domestic waste (Household waste)

Waste originating from the consumption of households. Waste generated outside the dwelling or its surrounds but produced by the household, such as waste motor oil left at the garage in connection with oil change of a motor car, is not regarded as domestic waste.

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • EU