Targets and Indicators for the Development of Waste Treatment Facilities

Overall goal:    Developing facilities to properly recycle, treat, and dispose of waste, thereby helping to build a sound material-cycle society.
Item Target Indicator
Municipal solid waste
1. Waste treatment facilities
Reduce the amount of waste, promote recycling and reuse, and employ volume-reducing waste treatment/processing methods in order to reduce volume of final disposal at landfill sites, and follow through with final disposal.
(1) Rate of waste recycling 16% (2002) → 21% (2007)
(2) Rate of waste treatment 95%(2002) → 97%(2007)
(3) Remaining capacity of final landfill sites for municipal solid waste Maintain the FY 2002 level
2. Power generation from waste Promote thermal recycling to generate electricity as much as possible during the incineration of waste that must be incinerated. --
3. Night soil treatment facilities Abolish ocean dumping of night soil and septic tank sludge, and carry out sanitary land-based treatment.
(4) Sanitary treatment rate of night soil 96% (2002) → ca.100% (2007)
4. Johkasoh
Note:    Johkasoh is an on-site treatment system of domestic wastewater.
Promote septic tank treatment of night soil and domestic effluent to protect the aquatic environment.
(5) Rate of population with effluent treatment services
76% (2002) → 86% (2007)
(6) Rate of population with household wastewater treatment facilities
8% (2002) → 11% (2007)
Industrial waste
5. Waste treatment centers
Promote proper treatment of industrial waste. --
6. PCB treatment facilities Promote the treatment of PCB waste. --
Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan