National statistical instutute
|Contact organisation unit|
"Environmental and Energy accounts" Department
|Contact person function|
|Contact mail address|
2 Panayot Volov St., 1038 Sofia
|Contact email address|
|Contact phone number|
+359 2 9857 499
|Contact fax number|
|Metadata last certified||15 February 2023|
|Metadata last posted||15 February 2023|
|Metadata last update||15 February 2023|
Information is provided about the quantities of waste generated from all economic activities and what happens with it. Quantities of waste passed to other enterprises for further recovery or disposal, and those exported out of the country are shown.
List of Wastes (the Ordinance No. 2/23.07.2014 on waste classification );
European Waste Catalogue.
All economic sectors.
|Statistical concepts and definitions|
Waste means any substance, object or part thereof, which the holder disposes of, intends to dispose of or is required to dispose of, and is included into one of the categories listed in the Waste Management Act.
Economic entities whose activity causes generation, recovery, disposal, collection or disassembling of waste.
All economic entities .
Territory of Bulgaria
|Unit of measure|
Tons (with accuracy to kg)
|Legal acts and other agreements|
Law on Statistics
Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics
Regulation (EC) No 2150/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste statistics.
Ministry of Environment and Water
Executive Environment Agency
|Confidentiality - policy|
· Law on Statistics;
· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.
|Confidentiality - data treatment|
Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.
The date of release of the statistical
|Release calendar access|
The calendar is available on the NSI website: https://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480
Data on Generated waste from economic activity is published on the NSI website, section Environment in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.
|Frequency of dissemination|
|Accessibility and clarity|
· Electronic Publication "Environment";
· Statistical Yearbook.
Data on Generated waste from economic activity are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Environment: https://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5086
|Documentation on methodology|
· Sample survey combined with data obtained from the Executive Environmental Agency.
Quality report according to Regulation (EC) No 2150/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste statistics.
European Statistics Code of Practice;
A common framework for quality management in the National Statistical System.
Main users of survey's statistical
All statistical datа are available.
|Accuracy and reliability|
|Timeliness and punctuality|
The data is published according to the terms laid down in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.
All publications are prepared timely, according to the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.
|Coherence and comparability|
|Comparability - geographical|
|Comparability - over time|
Time series are available beginning 2015.
|Coherence - cross domain|
|Coherence - internal|
|Cost and burden|
Cost related to the collection and production of statistics on Waste are announced annually in the National Statistical Programme.
|Data revision - policy|
Revision of the data is applied if necessary.
|Data revision - practice|
See previous position.
· Sample survey covering enterprises with 10 and more employed combined with exhaustive survey for some economic sectors and activities;
· Administrative data, received from Executive Environment Agency.
|Frequency of data collection|
Environmental statistics information system.
Comparing the data to those reported in previous years.
Via Excel and SPSS
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