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Figure 6.1: Estimates of waste disposed of to landfill, 1983–2006, and number of landfills operating, 1995–2006

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Source: Ministry for the Environment, 2007c.

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Number of landfills

Annual tonnage to landfill

1983

 

2,030,000

1984

 

 

1985

 

 

1986

 

 

1987

 

 

1988

 

 

1989

 

 

1990

 

 

1991

 

3,330,000

1992

 

 

1993

 

 

1994

 

2,700,000

1995

327

3,180,000

1996

 

 

1997

 

 

1998

209

2,765,020

1999

 

 

2000

 

 

2001

 

 

2002

115

3,022,000

2003

 

3,074,837

2004

 

3,185,995

2005

 

 

2006

60

3,156,000

2007