Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
Press Release on the Environmental Economic Survey 2015
The Common Source of Water for Economic Establishments is Public Water Network
Results showed that the public water network was the common supplier of water to 83.4% of economic establishments in Palestine, 2015.
More Than Two Third of Economic Establishments Served by Wastewater Network
Data for 2015 indicated that 71.3% of economic establishments in Palestine used the wastewater network to dispose of their wastewater while 15.2% depended on porous cesspits.
Economic Establishments Generated about 20 Thousand Tons of Solid Waste Monthly
Economic establishments in Palestine in 2015 produced 20.2 thousand tons of solid waste per month: 15.3 thousand tons in West Bank and 4.9 thousand in Gaza Strip.
90.2% of Economic Establishments Transfer their Waste to the Nearest Container
Data for 2015 indicated that 90.2% of economic establishments in Palestine transfer their Waste to the nearest container, 97.5% of them use municipality container, and 2.5% use establishment container.
Around 86% of Economic Establishments are Served by Local Authority in Disposal of Solid Waste
In 2015, 5.2% of economic establishments in Palestine disposed of their solid waste themselves (4.3% in West Bank, and 7.2% in Gaza Strip), while 85.9% benefited from local authority disposal services.
Paper and Cartoon are Main Components of Solid Waste Generated in Economic Establishments
In 2015, 91.5% of economic establishments in Palestine stated that their waste comprised paper and cartoon, 75.8% of economic establishments said that their waste comprised plastic and rubber and 55.8% said their waste comprised soil and stones.
Periodicity of Final Solid Waste Disposal
Data showed that the periodicity of final solid waste disposal was 1 to 3 times per week in 46.2% of economic establishments, and 7 times or more per week in 23.1% of economic establishments in Palestine, 2015.