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Nation's waste on the scale

- Nations Waste Inventory Survey(NWIS-2019) Bhutan

Waste Composition

Total Waste Statistic

Waste Facilties Statistic

Waste Management Awareness


Waste management remains an issue of national concern in Bhutan, particularly in the urban areas, due to the increasing quantity of waste generation, its improper disposal, and the associated pollution problems. The National Waste Inventory Survey (NWIS) 2019 reveals that Bhutan generates 172.16 Metric Tonnes (MT) of solid waste per day. Of this, the share of household waste stands the highest with 47.34 % followed by commercial units with 39.09 %. In terms of household waste, the average household waste generated is 0.7 kg per day in urban areas compared to 0.4 kg per day in rural areas.

Waste Database

The National Waste Management Information System collects local to national-level waste and environment data for periodic validation of the National Waste Inventory. Click on the button below to view the Waste Database.

Waste Videos

Thimphu Thromde Waste Collection Schedule

For Thimphu Thromde residents, click on the button below to view the collection schedule updated by Thimphu Thromde.

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