Austria's waste management sector is one of the most progressive in Europea and in global comparison. Based on 40 indicators of the EU, the Netherlands and Austria have been ranked 1st in the EU.
Austria has a very high refuse and recycling rate. The following strategies are used for prevention and recycling:
More than 2,100 collection and recycling facilities and eleven waste incineration plants with a capacity of 2.5 million tonnes are in operation in Austria (Status report 2015, BMLFUW).
Waste management in Austria –hierarchy and principles
70% of municipal waste was recycled in Austria.