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Generation of municipal waste in select African countries 2016

In the Sub-Saharan Africa region, the generation of waste is expected to increase at the highest rate in comparison to other global regions due to high rates of urbanization and population growth. In 2016, the generation of municipal solid waste (MSW) totaled some 12.4 million metric tons in Algeria.

Municipal solid waste generation in Africa in 2016, by select country

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Release date

September 2018



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Supplementary notes

* Data for these countries are for the latest available year.

Egypt: 2012
Ethiopia: 2015
Kenya: 2010
Nigeria: 2009
South Africa: 2011
Sudan: 2015
Tanzania: 2012
Uganda: 2011

Figures were rounded.

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