Household waste recovered or recycled

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Key finding

Between 2010-2011 and 2014-2015 the amount of glass and plastic being sent for recycling by councils increased by about 6,500 tonnes and 6,900 tonnes respectively, although paper and cardboard recycling declined by about 24,000 tonnes.

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

Household waste (municipal solid) is waste generated by domestic activities. It includes waste collected from households via kerbside services, from public place bins, or self-hauled by residents to council facilities.

The main components of recovered household waste are green waste, paper and packaging and items salvaged from domestic self-haul. The amount of paper and packaging collected by councils peaked at about 321,000 tonnes in 2010-2011 (for all waste streams) and has remained below that level due to lower paper and cardboard volumes.

More information:

Indicator: Tonnage of solid waste recovered or recycled

Household waste sent for recovery from 2007-2008 to 2014-2015.  This includes kerbside waste recovered via alternative waste treatment, paper and packaging picked up via the kerbside recycling collection and public place bins, green waste recovered by local governments, and other large items salvaged by tip shops or similar. Regional groupings are combinations of local government areas.

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