Collection statistics broken down by municipality

We collect on average 14 kilos of WEEE per person in Sweden. The collection details vary between Sweden’s 290 municipalities and that information can be found here.

When comparing the results of different municipalities, please remember that certain recycling centres are used by people from several municipalities. Some municipalities may not have their own recycling centre, and so may co-operate with a neighbouring municipality and use their recycling centre. Some cells below are empty. This does not necessarily mean that no items were collected, but may have to do with the regional economic structure and/or collaboration with other municipalities.

Sweden in total 2020

Here you see an overall picture of how much electrical waste, lamps and batteries the Swedes submitted for recycling in 2020. The total collection comprises 155,721 tonnes and this corresponds to approximately 15 kilos per person.

The statistics only include the batteries and electrical/electronic products that have been submitted to the collection system operated by El-Kretsen together with the municipalities. Side-collections from individual municipalities are not included.

155 720 848 total kilos
15,04 kilos/inhabitant

All fractions

Small appliances

84 512 296 kg
8,16 kilos/inhabitant

Refrigerators and freezers

28 119 715 kg
2,72 kilos/inhabitant

Large appliances

36 016 747 kg
3,48 kilos/inhabitant


3 460 396 kg
0,33 kilos/inhabitant

Low-energy and fluorescent luminaries

1 812 762 kg
0,18 kilos/inhabitant

LED and light bulbs

615 632 kg
0,06 kilos/inhabitant