The performance of Gabrovo district in the environment indicators is very good and places it second in the whole country. The relatively high urban population accounts for the high number of households living in settlements with access to a public sewerage network – 84.1%, compared to 76.3% in the country, and to sewerage networks connected to wastewater treatment plants – 73.6%, versus 66.7% nationwide. In 2020, the volume of generated household waste in the district decreased slightly, but nevertheless remained relatively high – an annual of 416 kg/person, against 409 kg/person in the country. At the same time, however, the share of waste handed over for treatment and recycling remained high at 76.6%, compared to 69.3% in the country. The share of forest areas is close to the national average, but that of degraded land is considerably smaller.
Household waste generated per capita of serviced population (2021)