The effectiveness and efficiency of waste management systems vary significantly across different regions of the world. Municipal waste collection plays a crucial role in maintaining public health and environmental sustainability.
According to the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), Australia boasts the highest waste collection rate, with 98.7% of waste being collected. Furthermore, a significant proportion of waste, 93.9%, is managed in controlled facilities.
In Europe and Northern America, there is a 95.4% waste collection rate in these regions in which 84.6% of waste is managed in controlled facilities.
In contrast, Sub-Saharan Africa has a far lower percentage of waste managed in controlled facilities reported at 18.8%. This indicates that a relatively small portion of waste in the region is processed in a controlled and regulated manner. However, in terms of waste collection, the percentage is higher, standing at 54.5%