Construction and demolition waste landfilled

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Key finding

The 1,493,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste landfilled in 2014-2015 was about 93,000 tonnes lower than in the previous year but about 644,000 tonnes more than in 2011-2012.

Waste regions (information applies statewide, map locations are for reference only)

Construction and demolition waste is non-putrescible (non-rotting) waste arising from construction or demolition activity. It may include materials such as brick, timber, concrete and steel. This waste has potential for resource recovery.

The amount of construction and demolition waste sent to landfill varies widely, affected by building activity (e.g. housing booms, major infrastructure works, and demolitions arising from cyclones and other disasters) and the cost of landfill disposal. Landfill gate fees in Queensland fell following the abolition of the waste levy on 1 July 2012, while higher landfill costs in New South Wales motivated a cross-border flow. Legislative amendments in New South Wales enacted in November 2014 have subsequently reduced this cross-border traffic.

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Indicator: Tonnage of solid waste landfilled (solid received and disposal)

Construction and demolition waste sent to disposal from 2007-2008 to 2014-2015. This includes construction and demolition waste disposed of at local government landfills, private landfills and industrial monofills. Regional groupings are combinations of local government areas.

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