In 2019

Overall waste production in Madeira stood at 285.8 thousand tonnes

According to the estimates provided by the Regional Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, the 2019 global production of waste in Madeira reached 285.8 thousand tonnes, increasing by 61.9 thousand tonnes over the previous year (+27.7%). This increase is related to the deposition of inert material which grew from 62.5 thousand tonnes in 2018 to 121.7 thousand tonnes in 2019. Excluding this component - which over the years has shown a pronounced irregularity - the annual change in overall waste production would be 1.7% (+2.7 thousand tonnes).

The waste deposited in the solid waste treatment plant of Meia Serra (133.5 thousand tonnes) increased by 2.1% compared to 2018. In 2019, in this plant, the composting unit was reactivated where 2.5 thousand tonnes of waste were valorized.

The waste destined for recycling/valorisation outside the Region stood at 28.1 thousand tonnes, dropped by 3.4% over the previous year. When reading this figure, it should be noted that contrary to 2018, in 2019, tyres were valorized in Madeira and not in Mainland Portugal, meaning that valorization in the island of Madeira almost quadrupled when compared to the previous year.

Regarding recyclable waste, cardboard and paper together stood at 8.8 thousand tonnes (down by 5.4% from 2018), scrap/metals at 7.8 thousand tonnes (+20.5%) while glass accounted for 6.2 thousand tonnes (+1.0%).

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