Construction and demolition waste recovered or recycled

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Key finding

The amount of construction and demolition waste recovered rose from about 949,000 tonnes in 2011-2012 to about 1,807,000 tonnes in 2014-2015.

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 recovered is highly variable, for example rising from about 949,000 tonnes in 2011-2012 to about 1,733,000 tonnes in 2012-2013 and then falling to about 1,337,000 tonnes in 2013-2014. A large part of this volatility involves the supply of waste concrete—which, for example, fell from about 1,372,000 tonnes in 2012-2013 to about 752,000 tonnes in 2013-2014.

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Indicator: Tonnage of solid waste recovered or recycled

Construction and demolition waste recovered from 2007-2008 to 2014-2015. This includes materials recovered by local governments, private landfills, recyclers and waste handlers. Regional groupings are combinations of local government areas.

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